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Older lady at home

More than 70 local Age UKs operate handyperson services across much of the country. These services offer older people extra help with small practical jobs to make their lives easier and safer around the home.

A handyperson is usually a charged-for service and the cost will vary dependent on the work being undertaken.

Find out if your local Age UK offers handyperson services

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:

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.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081

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