Age UK Barnet's Handyperson Service provides practical help to older people in their homes. The service helps older people maintain their independence at home. Adjustments can be made to homes to prevent falls and assistance given to keep homes safe. The service also aids hospital discharge.

Examples of the kind of work covered by the scheme includes:

  • replacing light bulbs
  • Rex, from our Handyperson Servicefitting security equipment such as door chains, locks and spyholes
  • installing smoke detectors
  • taking down and putting up curtains
  • changing tap washers
  • installing key safes

We cannot do jobs that require a qualified tradesman such as electrical, plumbing or central heating or ones that require two people. We do not do any gardening or decorating, but we will refer on to an appropriate provider when possible.

There is no charge for labour. Lightbulbs can be supplied and will be charged at cost price. All other materials must be supplied by the client.

If you have any jobs that need doing or know someone who needs some help around the house, email us or call on 020 8150 0963.

For an electritian, plumber or builder you can trust, contact Age UK London. They have a business directory of trusted traders. Tradespeople are checked by Age UK London staff and customer references are obtained for each member. View the Age UK London Trusted Traders Business Directory online.

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