Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ News Category

Join Our List of Contractors

We are inviting contractors and general builders covering all work types to apply to be included on our vetted list of contractors. Contractor’s details are issued direct to clients for most of the work, but we also have a team of Technical Officers who oversee building works on behalf of clients. The work ranges from […]

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Lucy Powell MP Visits Manchester Care & Repair

Lucy Powell MP visited Manchester Care & Repair at the beginning of November. She had been touched by a thank you note sent to Care & Repair by one of her constituents and wanted to meet the client and home improvement agency staff herself. Although the client wasn’t well enough to be there, Lucy took the […]

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Home from Hospital Assisted Discharge Launches at Manchester Royal Infirmary

From 1st October 2016, Manchester Care & Repair will launch our Assisted Hospital Discharge Service from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Patients at North Manchester General Hospital have been benefiting from this service since April 2014 and funding from the Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group has enabled us to deliver this service from a second base at […]

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Manchester Care & Repair Awarded ‘Handyperson Service of The Year 2016’

This year’s winners of the national Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Service Awards have been announced at a ceremony in the House of Lords, and once again Manchester Care & Repair has been recognized. Organised by Foundations and sponsored by AKW, the annual awards recognise the efforts of England’s 200-strong HIA sector to offer a […]

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Helping hand for the vulnerable

This article recently featured on www.localgov.co.uk and is written by Roy McNally, development manager at Foundations. With hospitals creaking under the strain of seemingly endless demand, it is not surprising that stories tackling the issue often come with shocking statistics. The final line of an article covering a study by Healthwatch England on the problems caused by […]

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Manchester Care & Repair Scoops Prestigious National Award

Manchester Care & Repair has won the Home Improvement Agency Service of the Year Award at the national Home Improvement Agency (HIA) and Handyperson Awards hosted at the House of Lords. The annual awards, which are organised by Foundations – the national body for Home Improvement Agencies -recognise excellence across a range of housing support […]

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From Hospital to Home – We’re Here to Help

Since 1st April 2014 Manchester residents who are over 60 and have been treated at North Manchester General Hospital can now benefit from a new personalised hospital discharge service. Building on the highly successful and well established home from hospital service which offers a telephone follow up service to all over 60s who have visited […]

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Care & Repair Secure £197k Silver Dreams Funding

Local older people’s charity Manchester Care & Repair have been chosen to deliver a new service for older people in Manchester. Silverlinks will help people address the impact of life’s upheavals, such as the death of a partner or the onset of a disability by providing people with similar experiences to offer an impartial listening ear as well as practical advice. It will encourage people to think and plan ahead, to consider housing and care needs later in life.

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MP congratulates award-winning partnership in Wigan Borough

Wigan Borough Care & Repair and Wigan Council were presented with the ‘Excellence in Commisioning Home Improvement Agency Services’ award by local MP and Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham on Friday 11 May 2012.

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Care & Repair Supporting Initiative for Warmer Homes

Manchester Care & Repair will be helping keep even more people in Greater Manchester safe and warm this winter. Across the 3 main areas in which we work, Manchester, Trafford and Wigan we are working in partnership with local authorities and community organisations to provide extra winter support to older and vulnerable people, using funds […]

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