Live at home for longer with new ‘handyperson’ service

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A new service to help elderly and disabled people with jobs in their homes has been launched by the Papworth Trust in Milton Keynes.

The charity has set up its Handyperson and Home Improvement Agency service, in partnership with Milton Keynes Council, and aims to help people remain as independent as possible so they can stay in their homes for longer.

The agency offers jobs such as fitting hand rails, ramps and improving security items with locks and door chains, and has already set up a new office in the city.

Head of Home Solutions at Papworth Trust, David Herring, said: “Most people want to live independently in their own home for as long as possible. But sometimes health changes can make this difficult.

“That’s where we come in. We’ve been appointed by Milton Keynes Council to help homeowners and tenants – private or council – to stay safe and comfortable in their own homes.”

To find out more email homesolutions@papworth.org.uk or call 01908 320059.