Grants and assistance for homeowners

Small repairs service

Small Repairs Service

Our small repairs service is available to owner-occupiers and tenants who are aged 60 or more, are registered disabled, or are suffering from long-term ill-health.

We can help with a wide variety of small general repairs, such as fitting:

  • smoke detectors
  • key safes
  • grab rails
  • security locks
  • safety chains
  • door viewers

We can also ease doors, carry out minor electrical work such as wiring plugs or replacing fuses, minor carpentry such as fitting shelves or curtains, and minor plumbing work like replacing tap washers.

The cost of the service is £20 for up to one hour's work, plus the cost of any materials. Work for a second hour (or part of a second hour) will cost a further £20. We are not able to undertake work that will take more than two hours.

For security reasons we cannot accept cash.

Request the Small Repairs Service online

For more information and to arrange repairs, call: 01295 227022 or email: 

Once we receive your request, we will aim to contact you within five working days to check your eligibility and arrange a suitable appointment with the technician. We aim to complete jobs within two weeks of an initial enquiry.