What does it do?
We provide a “handyperson” service which offers minor aids and adaptations, and some small property repairs and improvements, at an affordable price. Some examples of work we can carry out for you include:
- fitting handrails and grab rails
- fitting security measures to your home to help you feel safe
- minor joinery and plumbing work
- installing draught proofing to help make your home more energy efficient
- putting up curtain rails and pictures
- assembling flat pack furniture
Our service is available to homeowners and tenants, but we do not carry out works to tenant owned properties which are the responsibility of the landlord.
We can also assist with larger adaptations and home improvements, and have considerable experience in assisting with schemes such as:
- bathing adaptations
- access improvements
- stair lift provision
- ground floor facilities for wheelchair users.
Who it is for: We provide services to assist disabled, vulnerable and older people to remain safe and independent in their own home. We work in partnership with Cornwall Council and other local voluntary and non-profit organisations. We can provide advice and guidance about problems with the maintenance of your home, and about any benefits you may be entitled to, to assist you to fund works to your home.
Where it is available:Local service covering: North Cornwall (Cornwall).
Mears Home Improvement Ltd Wadebridge serves the North Eastern region of Cornwall, covering the communities of Padstow, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Launceston, Bude, Tintagel, and surrounding villages.
What it costs:For our Handyperson service, costs are calculated individually for each job. Materials are charged at cost. If you are in receipt of means tested benefits you will be eligible for a reduced labour rate. Our handyperson can undertake a free assessment visit to give you a no-obligation quotation so that you know what the cost of works would be before agreeing to have the works done.
Where we offer an agency service for larger building works, we charge a percentage fee - 15% (plus VAT) of the ex-VAT cost of the works. In many cases where adaptations are needed to help a disabled client, financial assistance is available via a Disabled Facilities Grant. Our staff can give you more information based on your personal circumstances.
How to access or apply for it:
We encourage you to give our team a call on 0800 066 5084 to discuss your needs.
What to expect then:
Our service fully supports you from the design of the scheme to the completion of works, and can include advice and assistance with finding funding from the local council or charitable funding if this is available.
All Mears staff are CRB checked, and carry photographic identification with them, so that you can have complete confidence in the people you are allowing into your home.
Home maintenance, Casework, advocacy & support, Information & options appraisal, Adaptations - minor, Adaptations - major, Casework, Home improvement agencies, Signposting / gateway service, Handyperson / Odd jobs, Safety & security
Info last updated:12/10/2012.
|About the service provider:|
North Cornwall Home Improvement: Council Offices, Higher Trenant Road, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6TW. (view on map)
Telephone: 0800 066 5084
Fax: 01208 893 181
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|Parent organisation:||Mears Group PLC|
|Who are they?||Social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK and a growing presence in the domiciliary care market||