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Age UK Barnet handy person service

Our Handyperson Service provides practical help so you can remain independent in your home.

Service update during coronovirus crisis

The Handyperson service is running a skeleton service and ONLY visiting people in emergency situations to change light bulbs, replace smoke alarm batteries and to move furniture for hospital discharges. We are asking volunteers to assist us during this challenging time. Barnet Homes clients can call 0800 389 5225 for repairs or emergency calls.

What our Handyperson Service can help with:

  • replacing light bulbs
  • fitting security equipment such as door chains, locks and spyholes
  • installing smoke detectors and alarms
  • taking down and putting up curtains
  • installing key safes and grab rails
  • minor repairs to furniture and moving and assembling small items of furniture
  • unblocking sinks and replacing toilet seats
  • fitting draught proofing

We can't do jobs that require a qualified tradesman such as electrical, plumbing or central heating. 

From 1st April 2020 Age UK Barnet Handyperson service will be charging for all their jobs.  

Please note that replacing light bulbs and changing batteries for smoke alarms will remain free.

Lightbulbs can be supplied and will be charged at cost price. All other materials must be supplied by the client. 

We charge an hourly rate of £25 per hour and £10 per hour for those on the following means tested and Disability benefits.

These include:

Pension Credit

ESA Employment Support Allowance

Jobs seekers

Housing Benefit

Council Tax support

Universal Credit.

If you are in receipt of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment and you have less than £5,000.00 you will also be eligible for the reduced charge.

Please note that we will need to see evidence of the benefit you are in receipt of. This can be shown to the handyperson during the visit or a copy posted in or emailed to

Materials must be provided by the client and parking also needs to be available.

Payments can be made by cash, debit card or cheque and made payable to Age UK Barnet

Please contact us if you have any queries about the type of help we can provide.

For an appointment call 020 8150 0963


Please ensure that the handyperson has a safe and secure place to park during his visit. If there are parking restrictions, then please provide the handyperson with a parking voucher.

Do you need help around the home?

Call 020 8150 0963 or email

Extended Handyperson Service 

In order to encourage people outside Barnet to live safely and independently in their own homes we have extended the service to residents in some areas in Enfield and Haringey.

We will be charging £25 an hour for labour, but people can be reassured that all work will be carried out by a member of Age UK Barnet's trusted and vetted Handyperson Team.

Materials must be provided by the customer.

For an appointment please call 020 8150 0963 or email

Further information