Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to put many of our face to face services and activities on hold for the time being. However, Age UK Mid Mersey remains committed to providing the best support possible to older people in our local communities. We are still here to help and can offer Information and Advice, FREE benefit checks and Home Energy checks, wellbeing support and signposting.
Avoiding dishonest and unreliable tradespeople will save you time, money and energy. These trader registers will help you find tradespeople you can trust.
Age UK have put together advice covering how to find tradespeople you can trust, what to do before hiring a tradesperson, and how to avoid and manage problems that may arise.
Trader Approved Scheme Knowsley (TASK)
Age UK Mid Mersey does not operate a trader register in Knowsley; however, there is a local directory of traders which has been set up by the Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy Service (KPAIS). This directory is known as the Trader Approved Scheme Knowsley (TASK) and is intended for use by older or vulnerable residents in Knowsley. The scheme has been vetted through the Office of Fair Trading by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Trading Standards Department. You can contact TASK directly using the contact details below.
Phone: 0151 546 6680
St Helens Council Trader Register
Age UK Mid Mersey does not operate a trader register in St Helens; however, there is a local Trader Register set up by St.Helens Council Trading Standards for the benefit of both local consumers and traders based within St Helens. It aims to reassure consumers, providing advice and information on employing a trader and working together to get things right first time. Traders have all demonstrated their commitment to fair and honest trading practices and delivering good customer service. Contact us for more details.
TrustMark Trader Register
TrustMark is a Government-backed quality scheme that signposts people to reputable local firms and expert tradespeople working to Government-endorsed standards. All TrustMark firms are uniquely checked for their trading practices, customer service and their technical skills. Find trusted tradespeople by contacting TrustMark directly or searching on their website.
Phone: 0151 546 6680