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Handy person scheme

Our Handy Person Scheme may be able to assist you with small works to your property, such as plumbing repairs, alterations, and installing key safes, grab rails or banister rails. The scheme helps those who are over 60, disabled or vulnerable and live in the borough.

Handy person Scheme Tony using a drill Our Care and Repair Agency carries out a Handy Person Scheme (pictured is our friendly handy man Tony) which can help you with small repairs and alterations. We also fit falls-prevention items, such as grab rails, for free in your home. 

Please download the application form and return it to: careandrepair@guildford.gov.uk or The Handy Person Scheme, Pavilion 3, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB or call 01483 444476 to make a booking.

Take a look at our short video to find out more about the Handy Person Scheme.

Examples of work undertaken for a small charge:

  • Install key safes

  • Small carpentry works

  • Plumbing repairs or small alterations

  • Shelving

  • Assemble units from DIY stores

  • Any other small works

We cannot offer a same day service, but urgent works will be given priority.

How much does the service cost?

A fee of £20 per hour (£12.50 for those on means tested benefits) plus the cost of materials, will be charged for the service. The handy person will spend up to a maximum of two hours on site.

On completion of the repair works you can pay with a cheque to the handy person, or make a card payment over the telephone by calling 01483 444476.

Falls prevention

As part of our falls prevention work, we will fit the following free of charge:

  • Grab rail (12in/18in/24in) plastic (300mm/450mm/600mm)

  • Grab rail (12in/18in) steel (300mm/450mm)

  • Grab rail (offset) (12in/18in) steel (300mm/450mm)

  • Newel rail

  • Banister rails