Handyperson plus grants
The Handyperson Plus Service provides a range of assistance to enable vulnerable people to live in their homes in safety and comfort. Our Home Improvement Agency administers the scheme and assists with all aspects of the process.
TYPE 1: Disabled equipment repairs (e.g. stairlift, hoist) used by a disabled person; installing safety equipment (e.g. alarms), or work requested by Social Services/NHS/CCG at the home of a hospital patient to enable them to live independently. Assistance can also include council initiatives for energy efficiency schemes.
TYPE 2: Essential works to enable vulnerable people to remain in their own homes (preventing care/hospital admissions) limited to £2,500 in any 12 month period. Works can be carried out for households in which all occupants over the age of 18 are in receipt of a Means-Tested Benefit. In exceptional circumstances work over this amount can be approved at senior officer level where a referral has been made by a health professional.
The following conditions/limitations apply to type 2 above:
- The applicant and everyone living at the property must be receiving a means-tested benefit (or have been means-tested as part of an adaptation application).
- The applicant must have the power or duty to carry out the works