Handy Person Service
Bedford Borough Handy Person Service, helping and supporting
people in Bedford.
About the Service
It is often difficult and expensive to find someone to do
smaller jobs like fitting a plug, hanging a curtain rail or fixing
a tap. Our Handy Person Service can carry out these small repairs
for you if you are unable to do them yourself.
What we can do
- Fitting grab rails or stair rails
- Installing key safes
- Fitting small ramps
- Door/window repairs and adjustments
- Minor joinery work
- Minor plumbing repairs
- Locks and security chains
- Draught proofing
- And similar small works
Is there a charge for the service?
There is a charge of £16.00 per hour, unless you are on a
If you are on a qualifying benefit, see the list below, then
there is no charge for labour, but there may be a charge for
List of qualifying Benefits:
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Pension Credit – Guaranteed
- Council Tax Benefit (Not Single Persons rebate)
- Housing Benefit
If you claim any of the above qualifying benefits and the work
needed has been referred by Social Services or an Occupational
Therapist, then there may be no charge at all.
Handy Person Service Request
To request help for any ‘small works’ as described above, please
contact Richard Teakle on Tel: 01234 276231 or Email: Richard.Teakle@bedford.gov.uk.
Or access the Handy Person Scheme Enquiry Form from the link
Scheme Enquiry Form
To start a job the Handy Person Scheme Enquiry Form will need to
be completed. If you have the facility to print, you can print the
form directly, fill it in and post it to Richard at:
Bedford Borough Council
If you don’t have the facility to print, Richard can fill the
form in for you, over the phone when you call him.
I felt I must write to say how pleased I have been with the
Handy Person Service. I have had several jobs done including
plumbing and putting up shelves. These were all carried out very
efficiently and in a caring manner by Richard.
This is an ideal service for people like me who are getting on
in years and in my case widowed. As I am unable to carry out these
maintenance jobs myself I find it so comforting to feel secure
knowing I can trust the workmanship. This is also at a fair and
reasonable cost unlike several jobs I sourced from the Yellow
Mrs M. Sunderland, Bedford. July 2012.