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 and home security

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)
  • General Repairs (installing shelving, replacing curtian rails and more)
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, grabrails and removing tripping hazards such as re-fixing carpets.
  • Home Security .- Fitting Key Safes
  • General Repairs and other minor jobs - such as easing and refitting doors, changing curtains, lowering shelves.
  • Replacing Light Bulbs

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
  • Minor Electrical Works
  • 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.

How do I book the handyperson?

Please complete the form by clicking the link below to make your request, or call us on 01325 362832.

Make a Handyperson Booking
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). Registered address: Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5SX.

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