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Handyperson scheme proving huge success

Local people benefit from new service

Page last updated at 02 November 2017 at 16:12

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The Council’s new low cost handyperson service is proving a huge success.  Launched at the end of August, the Council’s handyperson, Richard Bath, provides a friendly and reliable service to carry out a range of small jobs around the home for people who live in the borough.

Already, Richard has carried out jobs in nearly 60 homes across the borough and there is a steady stream of requests from local people who want his help with small jobs around the house.

Richard said, “It’s great that I’ve already been able to help so many local people to get those important little jobs done and I’m delighted that the service is proving so popular.”

The scheme is available to those people who are over 60 years of age or a disabled adult who is resident in the borough.  The handyperson scheme is backed by the Council and will be provided by Richard Bath who has many years of experience of carrying out a wide range of jobs around the home.   

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

Cabinet Lead for Health & Community Safety Cllr Tonia Craig said “It’s fantastic that this new scheme will provide the opportunity for local people to get those little jobs that can often cause worry and stress especially if people don’t know where to get help.”  She added “So if you need small jobs done in your house give the handyperson service a call.”  

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.

To book an appointment, call the Eastleigh Handyperson Scheme on 023 8068 8301 or email handyperson@eastleigh.gov.uk