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Housing

Private home repairs

Private home repairs

If your privately owned home is in need of repair or improvement, we can offer advice on:

  • finding an appropriate trader
  • property maintenance

Choosing a trader

To protect householders from bogus traders, Age UK York have compiled a home services directory which lists a range of traders vetted by:

Healthy Homes handyperson service

Our Healthy Homes handyperson service can help with small jobs around the home if you're:

  • aged 65 years and over or disabled
  • a home owner or private tenant
  • resident in the City of York area

Depending on your circumstances, the service may be offered for free, or on a subsidised basis.

Financial help towards home repairs

You may qualify for financial help if you're:

  • aged 65 years and over, or
  • disabled, and in receipt of a means-tested benefit

Contact our Healthy and Sustainable Homes team to find out if you're eligible for financial assistance.

Note: Don't start any maintenance work before we've approved your loan, as we can't pay you retrospectively.

Also see

Healthy and Sustainable Homes Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552300