If you are the homeowner, this will probably be your own responsibility. There is a list of companies vetted by Trading Standards on the Buy with Confidence website.
If you live in a housing association home or rent from a private landlord, then they're responsible for keeping the home maintained. You should contact them directly for anything that needs doing.
Redbridge HandyPerson Scheme
The scheme helps older, vulnerable, and disabled residents in Redbridge with odd jobs and small-scale repairs around the home.
Jobs that they may be able to help you with include:
- changing light bulbs
- changing locks
- fitting handrails, grab rails and curtain rails
- small plumbing repairs
- fitting draught excluders
- assembling furniture
- replacing broken toilet seats
The scheme is available to all residents who are:
- Aged 60 years of age or over
- Disabled or have a long-term serious illness or health problem which makes it difficult to carry out the work
- Awaiting discharge from hospital
There is a small cost for this service, and they are unable to carry work that is the responsibility of a landlord.
To access the scheme, call 020 8520 4554 or email email@example.com. For more information visit the HEET website.
Home Improvement Grant
Redbridge Council does provide both mandatory and discretionary adaptations grants for your home to improve your safety and independence in everyday tasks.
Redbridge Council's website
Disabled Facilities Grant
The grant can help with the cost of adapting your home to make it easier for yourself or the disabled person to continue living there.
Disabled Facilities Grant page
Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering offer residents over 50 a gardening service.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and includes lawn mowing and edging, spring and autumn care, strimming, weeding and tidying, planting bulbs and shrubs, jet washing driveways and paths, basic fencing, tree care and more.