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 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:
Find a handyperson service in your area
Many local Age UKs provide handyperson services.
>>Find your local Age UK or call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 65 65.
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.