Trafford Council Budget Decision

Unfortunately Trafford Council have decided not to continue their investment in a full home improvement agency service.

From 30.4.13 Trafford Care & Repair will offer a handyperson service and contractor advice funded by charitable resources but will not be able to offer a wide range of advice and support to residents who need to carry out repairs and adaptations to their home.

Maggie Walker, CEO at Care & Repair said “I find this decision extremely disappointing when the Council’s budget papers had such a strong emphasis on vulnerable and older people staying in their own home. Although we will have to make staff redundant, we do still have a list of reputable and supportive builders. Our charity continues to seek funds and will maintain basic services to support residents locally. “

During just the last 3 months Trafford Care & Repair have stepped in to help 6 vulnerable Trafford households who faced the recent cold weather unable to afford essential boiler repairs. We were able to find grant funding for new boilers which were promptly fitted. Our handyperson service delivered emergency heating to 23 households.”

Care & Repair welcomes donations towards its work in the borough. Donations can be made via the web-site www.careandrepair-trafford.org.uk or by post to Trafford Care & Repair, Unit 14, 380 Chester Rd, Manchester, M16 9EA.


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