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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 have continued to support older people in the county during the coronavirus pandemic by carrying out essential work in the home which helps keep them safe when they leave hospital.

We have been fitting key safes which ensure that care staff can provide essential support at home and we have also been fitting grab rails which help to prevent falls.  We are now able to extend the range of work we can carry out.  We continue to fit key safes and to carry out work that helps older people live independently.  Please call us to find out how we can help.

Extra measures during the coronavirus pandemic

Everyone in our Handyperson team wears appropriate Personal Protection Equipment to keep both you and themselves as safe as possible and protected from the coronavirus.  In return, whilst one of our team is in your home:

  • Please open all doors to rooms they need access to, including the front door as they leave.
  • Please either remove yourself from the room or maintain a safe distance.
  • Allow the team member to use handwashing facilities, if required.
  • We do not accept cash payments at the moment.

  • 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.

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.

Moving furniture to free up space

The Handyperson Service is able to help move furniture in a home to free up space for specialist equipment, such as a hospital bed.  We would appreciate as much notice as possible, but we do work closely with medical staff to enable patients to be discharged from hospital promptly.

  • We cannot take away furniture and other household items, but we will move items to another room or garage at the property for storage.
  • We can also assemble new furniture such as beds or flat-packed items
  • There is a charge for this service which will depend on the mileage involved and number of handypersons needed to carry out the work.  Please call us for a quote. 

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