18 Years of Good Work

After 18 years of good work a local charity, Manchester Care & Repair, is celebrating its “coming of age” and reaching 13,000 people this year.

Maggie Walker, Chief Executive, says “It is great to know that we are reaching so many local people with this valuable service. A bit of practical help in the home is what many older people say they need. I worry that we still may not be known to older residents in every part of Manchester and Trafford and I hope that celebrating this birthday will get the message across that help is available.”

Mr. Feneley has used the service for 3 years. He says, “I can trust the Handypeople to give good advice and listen to my needs. I have already recommended this to others and will continue to do so in the future.”

The HandyHelp Service has recently been able to expand and is available to older residents across Manchester and Trafford who are unable to do essential DIY in their homes. “We help with dripping taps, sticking doors, locks, spy-holes and curtain rails”, says Maggie. “We also have services that help with other aspects of living independently, like getting welfare benefits, falls prevention, information and advice.

“It is hard to believe that a small project started in east Manchester 18 years ago has grown to serve 13,000 people. I thank the local councils for their support over the years,” says Maggie.

For leaflets about the service call Manchester Care & Repair on 0161 872 5500 and Trafford Care & Repair on 0161 873 8666. The HandyHelp Service is available whether you own or rent your home.

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