The handyperson service offers help to vulnerable, disabled and older people. It aims to promote their independence by helping them stay safe and comfortable at home. It also supports carers by providing services to people in their care. The service covers:
- simple repairs
- preventative and remedial measures
- assistance with transfer of care from hospital to home and
- improvements to improve home security.
To be eligible for this service, users must live in Tower Hamlets and be receiving one of the following benefits:
- Attendance allowance
- Carer's allowance
- Carer's credit
- Constant attendance allowance
- Disability Living Allowance or Personal independence payment
- Employment and support allowance
- Incapacity benefit
- Pension credit
- State pension.
Service users should be discharged from hospital when the work required is essential to enable a return home and prevent bed blocking. They should also:
- be living with a physical/sensory and/or learning disability or
- be prone to falls or be at risk of falls
- have a long-term illness
- be 50 years of age or older
- have a carer referred by one of the agencies in Tower Hamlets supporting carers to access these services.
For more information, visit the Age UK website.
Age UK Home and Care service
Tel: 020 7183 2994/4800