Handy Person Scheme
The service supports the local community - whether they are older or disabled - to live safely and independently at home.
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is working in partnership with Independent Home Solutions, (a not for profit social enterprise based in Brockham), to provide an enhanced professional handy person scheme in Mole Valley.
Working in partnership, MVDC's aim is to promote and assist independent living at home by carrying out adaptations and repairs. Those who feel vulnerable, have a disability or are advancing in age generally prefer to remain living independently in their own home for as long as possible. This can prove difficult with obstacles such as stairs, steps, getting in and out of the bath and facing day to day home maintenance issues.
Independent Home Solutions' trusted technician team has many years experience of advising and providing practical solutions to everyday difficulties. The low cost service is available for minor work that you may no longer feel confident to do around your home.
Typical jobs covered by the service
- banister, grab and hand rails and small ramps and half steps
- lever taps
- door entry systems, door chains and door spy holes
- small gardening jobs, removing moss from pathways to facilitate safe access
- replacing curtain tracks and hanging curtains
- replacing light bulbs, including fitting energy efficient bulbs
All the technicians are multi-skilled and CRB checked and can carry out most minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. The council can provide security and energy efficiency measures too.
The aim is to keep fees low and prices start at £20 per hour but vary depending on the job. A gardening service is offered for those unruly lawns and hedges or even for a low maintenance makeover. The gardening service is only £17 per hour. An additional charge will be made for all parts and materials used.
MVDC will endeavour to inform you of the cost before any work is undertaken.