Help with small jobs at home

There are a range of services available to help you in and around your home.

Community Bees

Community Bees are a 'not for profit' community interest company who offer a de-cluttering and gardening service across York.

They can help you de-clutter your house or garage, and carry out all gardening jobs including:

  • weeding
  • grass cutting
  • pruning
  • power hosing

They consider all requests for help but particularly like to work with isolated and lonely residents.

All volunteers are DBS checked. They don't charge for their service but welcome contributions to help fund it.

Contact Community Bees for more information:

GoodGym York

GoodGym is a community of runners who combine getting fit with supporting older people and community projects.

They carry out practical tasks in the home or garden for people over 60 who can no longer do these tasks for themselves.

GoodGym York carry out a range of tasks including:

  • changing light bulbs
  • moving heavy items of furniture
  • assembling flat-pack furniture
  • lawn cutting and garden tidying

You should provide any required tools for the jobs you'd like help with.

Contact us to request an appointment:

York Neighbours

York Neighbours can provide help with small 'one off' tasks to anyone over 65 living in York, including:

  • changing a light bulb
  • hanging curtains
  • clearing out a cupboard
  • some DIY

All volunteers are DBS checked. They don't charge for their service but you should provide any required materials.

You must register first to use this service, which involves a home visit:

Healthy Homes handyperson service

The Healthy Homes handyperson service allows you live independently and safely, by providing help with simple tasks.

Get support with small jobs around your home if you're:

  • a York resident
  • aged 60 years and over
  • disabled

If you receive income based benefits, the service is free of charge and you only need to pay for materials.

If you're not receiving income based benefits, there's an hourly labour charge of £22.50 (including VAT) plus the cost of any materials. A minimum half hour labour charge applies.

Contact us to request an appointment:

Falls Prevention Scheme

Our Falls Prevention Scheme offers free home safety visits to residents in Clifton, Fishergate, Guildhall, Heworth, Holgate and Micklegate Wards who require practical help and advice to reduce the risk of falls in their home.

Request a free home safety visit from our Falls Prevention Scheme.

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West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 553377