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Council launches new Handyperson scheme

Safe and reliable service for small jobs around the house

Page last updated at 22 August 2017 at 15:43

Handyperson scheme

The Council has launched an exciting 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 Handyperson Scheme is a safe and reliable scheme and is ideal if you struggle to get odd jobs and repairs done around the house.  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.  

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

• Assembling flat pack furniture

• Fitting door chains and locks

• Replacing light bulbs and batteries

• Minor decoration repairs

• Fitting door bells

• Repairing toilet cisterns

• Putting up shelves

• Unblocking sinks

• Changing tap washers

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 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 Handyperson service a call.”  

Local resident Val from Bishopstoke who booked Richard for a number of small jobs and was delighted with the service said, “It’s great to be abIe to book a safe and reliable service that is backed by the Council. In the hour Richard fitted an outside light, a new coat rail and changed a lightbulb for me – three jobs that are now all done – it’s fantastic.”

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 Handyperson scheme at cost price. 

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