Older residents in Haringey who need a helping hand for jobs around the house can call on a new service being unveiled by Haringey Council, Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group and Homes for Haringey today. The new service allows residents aged 60 and over to get a range of DIY jobs carried out easily and quickly at an affordable price. The service has been jointly commissioned by Haringey Council and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group to be carried out by Homes for Haringey until April 2017 and replaces a previous scheme that was run by Age UK. Residents can call 020 8489 3854 to book a handy person.

The extensive range of jobs which can be carried out includes:

  • Fitting locks, spy holes and door chains
  • Moving furniture
  • Assembling flat pack furniture
  • Changing tap washers
  •  Fitting grab and stair rails
  • Changing light bulbs, fuses and plugs
  • Putting up shelves, hang pictures and mirrors

Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration Cllr Alan Strickland said: “This new high quality service offers good value for money to our older residents and means that vital help with a range of household jobs – carried out by an experienced, trained professional – is just a phone call away.”

Shelley Shenker, Assistant Director of Commissioning, Haringey CCG, said:  “As a CCG, we want to do what we can to help older people keep healthy in their homes, preventing falls and accidents that may lead to hospital admissions. The handyperson service is part of this ambition, providing a trustworthy and affordable service to local residents.”

Paul Young, Head of Homes for Haringey’s Repairs Service said: “I have a team of experienced, trustworthy workers with years of experience on hand. Residents can rest assured that the service will be high quality, priced competitively and delivered with a smile.”