Handyperson and minor adaptations service

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

This service helps older, disabled and vulnerable people with small jobs and minor adaptations around the home.

For example we can:

  • Change light bulbs
  • Put up shelves/erect flat pack furniture
  • Secure loose carpets or rugs around the home (but not fit carpet)
  • Fit replacement door/window locks
  • Supply and fit Key safes
  • Fit plastic and metal grab rails
  • Fit mop stick handrails
  • Fit external handrails

These are only a few examples of how we can help, no matter the work you need, always feel free to ask. If we cannot help we may be able to suggest someone who can.

Unfortunately, we are unable to do:

  • Any gas works
  • Any electrical work
  • Any jobs at height

For small repairs work a charge of £15 per hour (inc VAT) is made, plus the cost of any materials purchased by the handyperson on your behalf.  Please note that the majority of minor adaptations will be provided and installed free of charge. 

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Or call us on 01723 232323.