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About the Service


It can often be difficult and expensive to find someone to do those small jobs that you used to do yourself, such as hanging a curtain rail or fixing a dripping tap. Our Handyperson service can help with these jobs. We offer different levels of service in Calderdale and Kirklees as we receive funding from Kirklees Council to offer some services free of charge.

How do I book a handyperson

If you would like to use this service or to talk to one of our staff about what we can do for you, please contact us

Tel: 01484 535994 / 01422 252040

 Email: enquiries@ageukck.org.uk

 

Kirklees Handyperson Service

Who is eligible for the free service?

Residents in Kirklees who are:
Aged over the age of 60 and/or with a disability
Children and young people with a disability and/or
Individuals being discharged from hospital or intermediate care

Residents in social housing or a care home are not eligible for the free service.

What jobs can we do?

Examples of the work we can do are:
Minor plumbing, e.g. tap washers and sink blockages
Fitting security items such as door chains and window locks

Fitting internal handrails
Moving furniture
Minor joinery and many other small jobs.

Are there jobs that we can’t do?

We are unable to do large scale works, gas work, electrical work (other than light bulbs and fuses) or any work at height.

We do not do garden maintenance or internal or external decorating.

However we have an online directory of local vetted traders, so we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can. Call the directory on 0800 012 6508 if you do not have access to the internet and we will search for you.

What else can we do?

We aim to try to help people remain safe and independent in their own home.
We can carry out a holistic falls assessment for each person over the age of 60 using the service and a home safety and security check will also be incorporated into every home visit.

Please contact us for further information on the full range of  services offered.

Is there a charge for the service?

This service is funded by Kirklees Council and in most cases is free. You may need to pay for any materials used.
We have Information and Advice workers at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees who can advise on many aspects of benefits and grants that may be available to you.

 

Age UK C&K Handyperson Service

Who is eligible for this service?

This service operates across Calderdale and Kirklees and is open to anyone aged 50+ or adults with a disability.

What jobs can we do?

Similar to the Kirklees service, though we can undertake small internal painting jobs and some garden tidying and we can fit external handrails.

Are there jobs that we can’t do?

We are unable to do large scale works, gas work, electrical work (other than light bulbs and fuses) or any work at height.

Is there a charge for the service?

Yes, we charge a reasonable hourly rate plus the cost of materials.

All our callers carry identification and contact you before visiting your home. They have also had checks made as to their suitability.