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 levelling paving slabs, plus more.

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

Handy Person schedule of rates, updated April 2024

All prices include 20% VAT.

Other works not included in this schedule will be charged at £24.00 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, 350 mm, 450 mm or 600 mm to any suitable solid surface £34.30
Each additional rail affixed at the visit £11.50
Supply and fix "mopstick" handrail including brackets and fixings up to 1 linear metre £52.61
Each additional metre supplied at visit £23.65
Supply and fix board for "mopstick" installation where required - price per metre £21.06
Supply all materials and install up to 1 linear metre of galvanised handrailing £136.56
Each additional metre installed at visit £94.51
Supply all materials and install up to 1 linear metre of stainless steel handrailing £187.87
Each additional installed metre at visit £129.78
Supply and fit key safe £65.89
Replace exterior door lock (Yale type) £51.82
Replace cylinder only to uPVC or composite exterior door £42.98
Supply and fit additional safety lock to timber door £81.60
Supply and fit newel post rail £30.43
Any additional newel rails fitted at visit £13.63
Supply and fit mild steel, powder coated exterior grab rail £22.64
Supply all materials and replace maximum 1800 mm width fence panel and post or extend existing panel fence by 1 panel/post £204.82
Each additional panel and post fitted at visit £117.02
Cast concrete step max 900 mm width including ground works £169.74
Each additional step cast at visit £121.74
Replace ball valve to water storage tank or WC cistern £47.68
Overhaul low level cistern (new ball valve and syphon units) £51.29
Overhaul close coupled cistern (ball valve and syphon unit and "doughnut" washer) £122.06
Replace wash hand basin taps with 1/4 turn lever type (assuming water isolation is to hand) £60.34
Replace long neck kitchen taps with 1/4 turn lever type (assuming water isolation is to hand) £110.02
Replace exterior bib tap £34.58