Council supports Eastleigh HomeFixed Service

Page last updated at 19 August 2015 at 15:46

The Council is supporting a new low cost handyperson service to help with a range of small jobs around the home for people who live in the borough.

The Eastleigh HomeFixed Scheme is an ideal scheme if you struggle to get odd jobs done around the house and all the handypersons are security checked.

The Council is working with Family Mosaic to provide the HomeFixed Scheme that is available to borough residents at a rate of £25.20 per hour but discounted rates are available to residents who are aged over 60 or disabled.

Cabinet Lead for Health & Community Safety, Cllr Tonia Craig said: “This new scheme will provide the opportunity for local people to get those little jobs done that can often cause worry and stress especially if people don’t know where to get help. This scheme will provide residents with peace of mind that they will get a good job at a fair price.”

She added: “So if you need small jobs done in your house give Eastleigh HomeFixed a call.”

HomeFixed can help with small repairs and jobs around your home including;

  • Assemble flat pack furniture
  • Fit door chains and locks
  • Replace light bulbs and batteries
  • Minor decoration repairs
  • Fit door bells
  • Repair toilet cisterns
  • Put up shelves
  • Unblock sinks
  • Change tap washers

Residents who are either over 60 or disabled and in receipt of a means tested benefit receive a subsidised rate of just £9.60 per hour.

The means tested benefits include: Guaranteed Pension Credit, Income based Employment Support Allowance, Council Tax Support (not single person discount) and Housing Benefit.

Customers can either supply their own materials or they can be purchased from the HomeFixed Scheme at cost price.

The Handyperson scheme is part of Homefixed Hampshire that is also supported by Winchester, Hart and Fareham Councils.

For more information or to book an appointment call Family Mosaic on 0845 459 5036 or email hantsia@familymosiac.co.uk or visit www.familymosaichia.co.uk