Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

Home Care & Repair

A low-cost, reliable Handy Person service for residents of Darlington

Cost:£15.00 Per Hour
Available in:Darlington
  • Provides a trusted, affordable general home repair service for older people in Darlington
  • All Handymen and women are fully DBS checked and vetted
  • Can support with a range of needs including general repairs, home safety, home security and moving home
  • We also compile a list of Trusted Tradespeople in Darlington who we can refer you to

About the Home Care & Repair Service

The Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington Home Care & Repair Service provides a trusted, affordable general home repairs service primarily to older people in Darlington.

The service is available to residents of DL1 and DL3 postcodes, providing a range of useful jobs to make your life easier.

The Handyperson team can assist in areas such as:

  • Home Safety (such as grab-rails)
  • Home Security (e.g. key boxes)
  • Minor Electricals (including light fittings and replacing plugs)
  • General Repairs (installing shelving, replacing curtian rails and more)
  • Moving Home (assistance with moving furniture and boxes)
Home Safety
Home Security
General Repairs

What types of jobs can the Handyperson do?

The service aims to do jobs that take no longer than 3 hours to complete, although the majority of our jobs are completed within 1 hour. The Handyperson will advise on timescales before proceeding with the job.

Examples of the type of works the handypersons can do, include: 

  • Home Safety - fitting smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, key safes, grabrails and removing tripping hazards such as re-fixing carpets.
  • Home Security - fitting door and window locks, door chains and viewers.
  • Minor Electrical Works - replacing bulbs, cords, fuses and plugs.
  • General Repairs and other minor jobs - such as moving furniture, easing and refitting doors, changing curtains, lowering shelves.
  • Moving home - the handypersons can do jobs that help you move into and settle in a new home.

What types of jobs can the Handyperson not do?

The handypersons are unable to do jobs that require a qualified tradesman, and therefore we are unable to do jobs involving:

  • Gas supply or appliances
  • Electrical wiring, sockets or light fittings
  • Repairs to appliances
  • Loft insulation

The handypersons are also unable to do routine gardening jobs, painting and decorating, any works above stepladder height or jobs that are expected to take more than 3 hours.

If you are a tenant, handypersons cannot do jobs that are the responsibility of your landlord.

Did you know?

We've helped hundreds of people across Darlington with minor repairs in their homes

Home Care & Repair Location & Contacts

This service operates from:

Bradbury House

Age UK Darlington,
Bradbury House,
Beaumont Street West,
Darlington
DL1 5SX

01325 362832

Monday to Friday: 8:30AM - 4PM
Saturdays: 10AM - 2PM
Sundays: 12PM - 2.30PM

Home Care & Repair Contact Details:

Julie Smethurst
Administrative Assistant

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Age UK Darlington is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1128377) registered in England and Wales as a Limited Company no. 6817492). Age UK Darlington (Trading) Limited registered in England and Wales no 3256516) and Lifestyle 50PLUS Limited registered in England and Wales no 5914740) are subsidiaries of Age UK Darlington Limited and donate their net profits to that Charity. Registered address: Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5SX. Age UK Darlington (Trading) Limited is an appointed representative of Age UK Enterprises which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services