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This service enables older people to carry on living independently in their own home.

With a little help from us you can improve your safety and security and enjoy your home more.

Call 01604 611200 or 07824 321 857

Carrying out essential work in the home

We continue to support older people in the county during the coronavirus pandemic by carrying out essential work in the home which helps keep them safe. 

During the coronavirus pandemic

Everyone in our Handyperson team is mindful of reducing the risk of coronavirus to our clients and themselves wherever as possible.

  • Please open all doors to rooms they need access to, including the front door as they leave.
  • Please maintain a safe distance.
  • Allow the team member to use handwashing facilities, if required.
  • We do not accept cash payments so you can pay on the the day by cheque or we will send you an invoice.

  • Fences and sheds

    We can paint, mend and refurbish garden sheds and fences, including replacing broken glass and making good shed window frames.

  • Interior painting

    We can apply a fresh coat of paint to walls and woodwork in your home. Now is the time to spruce up your home and enjoy a change of decor.

  • DIY jobs in the home

    We can repair kitchen drawers and kick plates and carry out other minor repairs to internal fixings.

  • Personal alarm equipment

    Our handyperson can install and fit client's own equipment that is connected to a call centre. One-off charge £30.

What does the service offer?

  • replacing light bulbs, fuses and plugs
  • small carpentry work
  • dealing with trip hazards such as uneven floorboards or protruding cables
  • putting up pictures and shelves
  • levelling paving slabs, mending and making gates, repairing fences
  • supply and fit a police-approved Supra C500 key safe for £92
  • supply and fit a grabrail for £31.50 (each additional grab rail £15.75)
  • supply and fit smoke alarm £26.25
  • moving furniture within a property - see below

Who is it for?

People aged 60 and over living in Northamptonshire.  We are recruiting handypersons to cover the whole of the county.

How much does it cost?

  • We charge £26 per hour, with a minimum charge of £15.75
  • For larger jobs we can provide a free written quotation without obligation
  • We can visit to change the code on your key safe or to show you how to use it - a one-off charge of £15.75 is made to cover our costs

How do I access the service?

Please call Jo Gunnett on 01604 611200 or 07824 321 857

or email

Our workforce is made up of paid staff and volunteers and we cover the whole of Northamptonshire.

Gail is our Handyperson covering Brackley and surrounding villages.

Gail can tackle most small DIY tasks in the home, including replacing plugs, putting up shelves and assembling flat pack furniture.

Call us on 01604 611200 or 07824 321 857

Free home energy checks

Our handyperson Graham can help you keep warm and save money on bills by making sure your home is energy efficient.

Find out more

We can move furniture to free up space

Furniture in a home can be moved to another room or garage at the property for storage to free up space for specialist equipment, such as a hospital bed.

Please call us for a quote as charges will vary.

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