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Handyperson (Handyman)

If you need someone reliable to carry out a small home improvement, please contact our Handyperson Service.

We can help you to keep your home safe; to prevent accidents and falls. Examples of jobs carried out by our Handyperson service include fixing of curtain rails; curtain hanging, fitting of shelves, and improving thresholds in your property. 

We can also fix gates, replace internal and external doors, improve the security in your home (replacing locks etc).  And, while carrying out their work, our Handymen can give you advice about other services that are available to help you.

We have 25 years’ experience of working with Occupational Therapists and Care Services, providing and fitting minor adaptations (grab rails, half-steps etc).  We also manufacture and fit ramps; and, at your request, can provide and fit key-safes (Northamptonshire Police-approved), to enable carers to have secure access to your house.

When we visit your property, and with your approval, we will also make referrals to other agencies who want to support your health and wellbeing, including Northamptonshire Fire Service for a fire safety check. 


When you make contact with us; or, when we arrange an appointment to visit you in your home, we will ask about any benefits that you might be receiving; and, whether you have recently received a benefits’ check or review. We do this to ensure that you are receiving the weekly income that you are entitled to; and, because receipt of some welfare benefits enable you to qualify for grants. With your permission, we will refer you to the Welfare Rights section of Community Law Service, who will provide you with information and guidance regarding your entitlement. 


 We hold a register of contractors who have been subject to our application and feedback process and who we are happy to introduce to clients. We can do this in three ways:

1. We will simply provide you with details, if you feel confident in organising the works directly with the listed contractor.

2. For larger or potentially complicated jobs: at your request, we will seek quotations from contractors, on your behalf. Note: the quotations will be based on the information that you provide to us, when you make your initial request for this service; we will forward all of the quotations received to you, so that you may ‘nominate’ your chosen contractor (all contact from thereon is between you and your chosen contractor). 

There is no charge for (1) providing details; or (2) arranging quotes; as mentioned above.


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Care & Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd is fully accredited under the national Quality Mark for Home Improvement Agencies
We are an Industrial and Provident Society with charitable status. Charity number IP25783R