East Ayrshire Care & Repair Service

Carry out works, and offer information and advice, including help with completing grant application forms, to help older and disabled owners make their homes safer

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Aims:

The aim of the project is to carry out works, and offer information and advice, including help with completing grant application forms, to help older and disabled owners make their homes safer. In turn, these measures should help prevent admissions to hospital, as a result of accidents.

Services provided:

Care and Repair is a free and confidential client-orientated service available to owner occupiers and private tenants who are over sixty years of age or have a disability.
The project is also designed to assist clients in hospital get back into their own homes, through the provision of works in the home to make them suitable for their return. In addition, the project provides a Small Repair Service to older and disabled owners, and operates an Approved Contractor List.

On invitation, the Care and Repair Officer will carry out a free home visit to discuss possible works needed in the home, or to offer information and advice about the Care and Repair service.

The project can help by:-

  • Offering free information and advice about the service
  • Commissioning surveys or drawings to be prepared, if, necessary
  • Obtaining competitive quotations for works from contractors, using their
  • Approved Contractor List, which covers all trades
  • Assisting with sourcing and completing preventative works application forms, where appropriate
  • Supervising, and inspecting all works through to completion
  • Approaching other agencies who may be able to help
  • Offering help, where possible, through the Small Repair Service available to carry out the everyday jobs that are too small to qualify for housing grants.

Address

Netherthird House
Netherthird
Cumnock
Ayrshire
KA18 3DB

Phone: 01290 428 011
Website: https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/news/article/ayrshire-care-and-repair-service-works-wonders-for-mary

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