Handyperson services

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Age UK operates handyperson services in over 80% of the country. These services offer older people extra help with small practical jobs to make their lives life easier and safer around the home.


If you want a handyman (or handywoman) in, some local Age UKs charge a small fee and some are free of charge.

To find out details of your local Age UK handyperson service please call Age UK Advice on 0800 169 65 65.

Exact handyperson services differ from place to place, but these are the sorts of jobs they can usually help with:

  • Small repairs - putting up curtain rails, shelves and pictures
  • Safety measures - fitting smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and grab rails
  • Home security - door and window locks, door chains and door viewers
  • Energy efficiency checks - installing draught excluders, radiator heat reflectors and energy efficient lightbulbs

How Age UK's handyperson services help older people in winter

In the following video, Age UK Milton Keynes explains how its local handyperson service helps older people in winter:

How Age UK Handypeople help older people in winter How Age UK Handypeople help older people in winter - The Age UK Milton Keynes Handyperson team are doing some amazing work We spent the day with them to see how they help older people in their local area to stay warm and healthy during winterWant to know if there is an Age UK Handyperson near you Contact your local Age UK to see what services they offer httpwwwageukorgukaboutuslocalservicessearchkeywordUserSetLocationLondonTo find out more about Age UKs handypeople services visit wwwageukorgukhandyvan


Find a handyperson service in your area

Many local Age UKs provide handyperson services. To find the contact details for your local Age UK call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 65 65.

opens link in new window The Foundations website is also a useful way to find out what's available in your area including help and advice with major home improvements.

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Age UK Advice:
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Donate to Spread the Warmth

Whether it's a 'Staying Warm' pack, or a home visit to check that an older person is safe and well, see just what your donations could buy for an older person to help keep them warm and well this winter.

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