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Fylde Council are working in partnership with Preston Care and Repair to deliver a handy person and sanctuary scheme for the benefit of Fylde residents.

The service will offer impartial and practical help including:

  • Handyperson and minor works service
  • Healthy home checks to improve home safety and security
  • Advice and assistance with larger adaptions and home repairs
  • Practical support to people returning from hospital

The Handyperson service is targeted at lower income households, particularly older and disabled people.  The service straddles both health, housing and social care aims and objectives to enable vulnerable clients to remain in their own homes.

This is done by assisting households to keep on top of minor household repairs and DIY.

The Sanctuary Scheme is designed to enable victims of domestic abuse to remain in their own homes, where it is safe for them to do so and where it is their choice.  The service also ensures that when clients move into their new home security measures can be installed.  The service is designed to offer another option for those who would otherwise have to move housing and leave everything and everyone behind at a time when they need the support networks the most.

This is done by providing additional security to their property.

Please email housinggrants@fylde.gov.uk or fylde@carerepair.org if you are interested in either scheme.  A referral form will be completed with you by a member of staff and forwarded to Preston Care and Repair.

How much will it cost?

The cost of the service is kept to a minimum and subsidised by Fylde Council.  If you are in receipt of any benefits there will be no cost for the labour but you will be expected to pay for the materials at cost price.

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