The Housing Association pays Glasgow Care & Repair to provide this service. The service is available to tenants where all members of the household are aged 65 and over, or where there is a disability or long term medical condition which affects the tenant daily.
The handyperson service provides practical assistance by carrying out small repairs and tasks around the home; DIY type tasks or housing support type tasks – all of which are the tenants’ responsibility under the Tenancy Agreement.
Up to 3 jobs can be carried out at one visit and there are unlimited visits per year to any particular home. Tenants only pay for materials if these are required and purchased by the handyperson. The Handypersons and volunteers have been carefully selected and have undergone Disclosure Scotland checks and all carry photo ID cards. The type of work which is covered by this service is:
- Hanging curtains, changing light bulbs or toilet seats
- Fitting shelves, bannisters, towel rails, grab and hand rails
- Installing wireless door bells
- Fitting lower thresholds and securing loose flooring to prevent trips and falls
- Supplying and installing key safes to allow easy access for family and carers
- Preparing your home for works such as central heating or medical equipment being delivered
- Turning mattresses, changing double duvet covers
- Moving a bed from the bedroom to your living room
- Supply and fit bulbs (energy saving bulbs or kitchen and bathroom bulkhead bulbs)
- Change washers
- Plane doors
- Take out items for uplift (client’s responsibility to arrange uplift from outside)
- Fix garden items, such as repairing locks on huts, gates, hanging flower baskets, external grab rail (not bannister)
- Signpost tenants to local contractors for jobs such as: connecting washing machines, painting and decorating or gardening
They cannot carry out gas, plumbing or electrical work – cleaning, gardening, painting or decorating
For more information please see our Handyperson Service Leaflet.