History

Local residents and activists started “East Manchester Care & Repair” in 1991, we then started North Manchester Care & Repair a few years later.

In 1996 we registered as an Industrial and Provident Society and exempt charity called Manchester Care & Repair, working across the City ofManchester. We introduced a Handyperson service with support from charitable trusts and services known as “Safe as Houses” helping people to protect their homes from burglary with support from Police and regeneration and “Steps to Safety” to help and advise older people on preventing a fall and making their home safe with support from the NHS and Fire and Rescue services.

In 2001 we started Trafford Care & Repair in the neighbouring borough. This work was supported by the council, the Lottery’s Community Fund and a number of charitable trusts including Rank and Gannett and a local resident’s legacy as well as low fees paid for some services.

In 2002 we established The Generation Project, with its separate focus (and separate offices) in eastManchesterwhich supported local residents with Advocacy and Information as they faced a massive area regeneration project. This was supported by £330k from the BIG Lottery Fund.

In 2011, Wigan Borough Care & Repair started when we were chosen to run the Home Improvement Agency service for the people of Wigan Borough. We work in partnership with AgeUK Wigan Borough.

Also in 2011 we dealt with the loss of some Council funding from Manchester and Trafford and the reductions continued in 2012.

In 2012 we converted to become a Company Ltd. by Guarantee and Registered Charity. We were successful in a tender of all the Manchester Home Improvement Agency, Handyperson and Home from Hospital services in Summer 2012.

Further Information

If you would like any further information about Care & Repair and/or the services we offer, please either call 0161 872 5500 or fill out the below enquiry form and we will respond shortly.