Free home repairs

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In partnership with Care and Repair Northamptonshire, we are offering free home repairs to older, disabled, and vulnerable people within the district. The scheme is available to homeowners and tenants whose household income is less than £16,000. If you are a private tenant, you may still get help for works that are not the landlord's responsibility.

You may be eligible if one or more of the following criteria apply to you:

  • suffer from a long-term chronic illness or have a physical disability
  • are identified by a hospital as needing urgent minor adaptations or services to facilitate discharge
  • risk further injury or illness without essential minor works or services
  • are 65 or over
  • have not used the Home Safe Scheme before

A Home Safety Check, undertaken by Care and Repair, will identify works that can be supported, these may include:

  • essential minor repairs and adaptations
  • low-cost energy efficiency measures
  • gas safety checks
  • fitting of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • trip reduction measures
  • the installation of grab and stair rails

For more information on the scheme email office@careandrepairnorthamptonshire.org.uk or call 01604 782250.