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Home services

Our handyperson service is designed to help and keep older and vulnerable people in certain groups to live independently and safely at home, by delivering minor adaptions and repairs.

What can we help with?

  • Change taps/plumbing/fit sinks
  • Electrics - change plugs/light fittings/light bulbs/fuses/repairs
  • Carpentry - door hanging/hinges
  • Repairing/refitting windows
  • Fitting spy holes/door chains
  • Putting up shelves, hanging pictures/mirrors
  • Fitting key safes and grab rails
  • Replacing toilet seats
  • Repairing curtain rails
  • Moving furniture
  • Changing lighbulbs
  • IT tuition at home, including use of email, internet and Microsoft Office.

Our handyperson carries Age UK Richmond ID and will have all the necessary tools to complete the job.

How much will it cost?

This heavily subsidised service is available to those over 65; registered disabled; eligible for support from social services due to physical or sensory impairment; full time unpaid carers; those at risk of falls; individuals recently discharged from hospital and individuals with a dementia diagnosis.

Some smaller jobs are free of charge, or we will charge for materials only. The subsidised rate for most other jobs is £25 an hour.  See our Handyperson Service Guide for more information.

We can accept payment by card or cheque.

From the 1st April 2020, we will no longer be taking card payments over the phone. Instead, all our Handypersons will hold secure payment devices in order to take payment immediately at the end of the visit. We will continue also to take cheque, but we are unable to accept cash.

How do I book an appointment?  

Please contact our Home Services team on 020 3326 9432 or email us at


As a local charity we are always in need of donations and local support. If you would like to make a donation to this service please send your cheque (made payable to Age UK Richmond upon Thames) to Age UK Richmond upon Thames, Suite 301, Parkway House, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London SW14 8LS or donations can be given to our handypersons when they visit.