Age UK Handyperson
in Disability money matters
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I tried to contact Age UK for help with small jobs around my house. I am 80 yrs old and my house is very draughty. I cannot kneel down anymore, and struggle with my hips, to do the repairs myself. I was hoping that I could get someone to come in to put some draught excluder around my doors but, when I asked about it, they told me that they don't do anything like that. My kitchen is freezing and I am worried about opening the door to my hallway because that is even colder. Can anyone suggest anywhere else to try? Also, can Martin's website be updated as they don't do this service anymore?
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If friends and neighbours don't have a handyperson that they use, you might ask at any Letting Agency. Letting Agencies usually have a handyperson on file for repairs that need doing at the properties they manage.
You should also check your local council as many have a Handyperson service you can access if you meet certain criteria and age is often one of them.
You may also qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to carry out essential modifications and repairs to help you stay in your home.
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