Peterborough City Council offers a Care and
Repair Handy Person Scheme to help elderly and vulnerable people
living in the Peterborough area to continue living independently in
their own homes.
The scheme, now in its fourth year, is free
and is available to both home owners and tenants who are elderly or
considered vulnerable. Residents are only asked to pay for the cost
of materials used.
The scheme can help with a range of small
jobs, such as putting up shelves or curtain rails, minor plumbing,
electrical problems and smaller maintenance work.
The work is carried out by vetted contractors
and the Care and Repair Improvement team aims to ensure any work is
completed within two weeks of an initial call for help.
The scheme does not provide an emergency
service but for more urgent repairs the team will attempt to
arrange a visit more quickly.
Residents who want to use this service should
call 01733 863860.