Islington Handy Person Service

This service is run by Islington Council.

Who is eligible?

 The service is for older residents & those with a disability. Carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or Direct Payments can also use the service.

You do not need to live in a council property to be eligible. However, the service does not cover repairs that are the responsibility of a landlord.

What kind of repairs can the service do?

There is a range of works covered by the scheme, this includes:

  1. Electrical  works e.g. fix loose sockets, replace light fitting, fit additional phone socket
  2. Home maintenance e.g. fitting curtain rails or shelves, assembling flat pack furniture, Carpentry works like dealing with problems with doors and windows
  3. Plumbing in washing machines, repair of leaks in pipe work, replacement taps and fittings
  4. Security e.g. door & window locks, fitting spyholes & chains, hinge bolts etc

This is not an exhaustive list and residents should ask the team if the repair they require is covered by the scheme. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Housing Direct
020 7527 5400 (option 5) 020 7527 5400 (option 5) 0800 694 5400 (option 5) 0800 694 5400 (option 5)

Other Details

Cost Details
There will be a charge to service users for the service. The fees for those eligible and accessing this service are a subsidised labour charge offered on two rates: Rate 1: £10/hr for households on low income Rate 2: £25/hr for households NOT on low income These rates will be inclusive of VAT and chargeable at half hourly intervals; £5.00 or £12.50 respectively. Service Users accessing Rate 1 must be in receipt of a means tested benefit. The service will advise users on eligibility and the rate they will be charged. Service Users will be requested to show proof of benefits received.
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