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Support for Older People or Vulnerable People

1. Handy Person Service

The Council works with our Home Improvement Agency provider Millbrook Healthcare to administer our Disabled Facilities and Safe and Secure grant schemes and to provide a Handy Person Service.

Handy Person Service

This is a subsidised service for minor repairs, improvements and adaptations to the home and garden, for elderly (over 60 years) or disabled clients.

The service can provide a wide range of minor repairs, such as plumbing, fitting shelves and curtain rails, installing grab rails and key safes, minor garden safety works e.g., fence panels and leveling paving slabs, plus many more.

The handy person is fully trained, experienced and DBS checked, and can also offer advice on home safety and security options.

Certain jobs are available at fixed prices and these are listed on the Handy Person schedule of rates below.

Other works not included in the schedule will be charged at £35.40 per hour, inclusive of VAT, plus materials at cost.

Handy Person schedule of rates

All prices include 20% VAT.

Other works not included in this schedule will be charged at £35.40 per hour, inclusive of VAT, plus materials at cost.

Please note that Millbrook Healthcare is unable to carry out any electrical repairs or installations within its Handy Person scheme.

Item Cost
Supply all materials and affix uPVC grab rail, 350mm, 450mm or 600mm to any suitable solid surface £41.40
Each additional rails affixed at the visit £8.00
Supply and fix "mopstick" hand rail including brackets and fixings up to 1 linear metre £57.50
Each additional metre supplied at visit £30.85
Supply and fix board for "mopstick" installation where required - price per metre £22.00
Supply all materials and install up to 1 linear metre of galvanised hand railing £61.00
Each additional metre installed at visit £34.70
Supply all materials and install up to 1 linear metre of stainless steel hand railing £86.00
Each additional installed metre at visit £59.70
Supply and fit key safe £67.40
Replace exterior door lock (Yale type) £55.00
Replace cylinder only to uPVC or composite exterior door £48.00
Supply and fit additional safety lock to timber door £48.00
Supply and fit newel post rail £49.50
Any additional newel rails fitted at visit £18.00
Supply and fit mild steel, powder coated exterior grab rail £39.50
Supply all materials and replace maximum 1800mm width fence panel and post or extend existing panel fence by 1 panel/post £122.00
Each additional panel and post fitted at visit £71.00
Cast concrete step max 900mm width including ground works £168.00
Each additional step cast at visit £82.00
Replace ball valve to water storage tank or WC cistern £52.00
Overhaul low level cistern (new ballvalve and syphon units) £48.00
Overhaul close coupled cistern (ballvalve and syphon unit and "doughnut" washer) £61.00
Replace wash hand basin taps with 1/4 turn lever type (assuming water isolation is to hand) £55.00
Replace long neck kitchen taps with 1/4 turn lever type (assuming water isolation is to hand) £62.00
Replace exterior bib tap £42.00