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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 qualifying benefit.

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 materials.

 

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 below:

 

Handy Person 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

Borough Hall,

Cauldwell Street,

Bedford,

MK42 9AP

 

If you don’t have the facility to print, Richard can fill the form in for you, over the phone when you call him.

 

Testimonials

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 Pages.

Mrs M. Sunderland, Bedford. July 2012.

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