HandyHelp Update – May 2021

Our handyperson service has been working in a reduced capacity in recent months, with a focus on health-related / higher priority works. However, based on the government’s roadmap out of lockdown we are now accepting referrals for our full range of works, with visits starting again from  Monday 17th May 2021. 

Please do give us a call on 0161 872 5500 if you or someone you want to refer would like to use the service. HandyHelp is available to anyone living in Manchester aged 60 or over, regardless of tenure. 

Labour is free, clients pay for the cost of any required materials. We can also source materials for jobs if required.  The kinds of small jobs and repairs that our handyperson can do for you include, but are not limited to:

  • Free home safety equipment (Handrails/Bannister rails, grab rails internal and external, carpet trims, non-slip bath and shower mats)
  • Gates (repair, replacing broken hinges, fitting padbolts and padlocks)
  • Fitting curtain rails and blinds and replacing light bulbs
  • Small heating and plumbing issues (e.g. bleeding radiators, replacing taps and tightening washers, attending to leaking toilets) and Drainage works (e.g. unblocking sinks or gullies)
  • Internal doors (e.g small repairs to handles/locks/catches, security measures and draught-proofing)
  • Furniture repair (and small flat pack assembly) and internal joinery (e.g. erecting shelving and re-fixing loose floorboards)
  • Limited brickwork and patch plastering
  • Keysafes (£15.00 at cost price payable by the client upon fitting)
  • Dementia Friendly Works – small aids and adaptations designed for people living with dementia. All referrals to Dementia Friendly must be made by a health or social care professional.

Please note that when taking enquiries for handyperson works we now need to check the following with clients/referrers:

  • Clients have been vaccinated / have not had COVID symptoms in the last 2 weeks / have not been in contact with anyone suspected or diagnosed with COVID in the last 2 weeks.
  • Clients must maintain a distance of 2 metres from all Manchester Care & Repair staff when inside their property.
  • Not to offer refreshments as staff cannot accept.

If you have any questions about a potential job, or to discuss any of our other services please do give us a call on 0161 872 5500 or email mail@careandrepair-manchester.org.uk

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