Home Repairs & Improvements

If you are a home-owner or a private tenant we can offer help and advice on all manner of property repairs, improvements and adaptations. We can survey your property, give advice on what work is required and the estimated cost.

We will work with you to identify the work that is required. We can assist you in finding reliable contractors and obtain quotations. We can draw up a schedule of the work so that contractors are clear about what is needed. We can advise you on planning and building regulations and make sure that the work is done properly. Our caseworker support will help you to cope with any disruption caused by building works.

The types of work that we commonly deal with are listed below, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

If you are eligible for the above advisory services (usually aged over 60 or living with a disability) they are free of charge. We cannot pay for building or repair works but we can help you to avoid rogue traders and cowboy builders.

Care & Repair are also working in partnership with Wigan Borough Council and Occupational Therapy to provide and install adaptations for disabled people across the borough.

Case Study
Our Wigan Borough Care & Repair team recently supervised an interesting piece of work. Mrs Tivey, 79, of Astley had required major work completing on her roof but never had the funds to get it completed. She had lived next door to her friend Dot for 40 years, and when Dot sadly passed away, Mrs Tivey was bequeathed a sum which enabled her to have the work done. The work on ‘Dot’s Roof’ – as it came to be known in the neighbourhood – began when Mrs Tivey called Wigan Borough Care & Repair for support and advice. The team helped her find a reliable contractor and supervised the work from start to finish. Mrs Tivey, a long-time user of the service, said “Care & Repair are very dependable, I’m nearly 80 now and with all the stories you hear I’m quite wary of calling up workmen. Thankfully Care & Repair are here to help.” 

 

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.