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Private home repairs

If your privately owned home is in need of repair or improvement, we can offer advice on finding an appropriate trader and property maintenance.

Choosing a trader

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

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Healthy Homes handyperson service

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

  • a homeowner or private tenant
  • a resident in our area
  • aged 60 years and over
  • disabled

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

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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

To find out if you're eligible for financial assistance contact the Healthy and Sustainable Homes Service.

Do not start any maintenance work before we've approved your loan, as we can't pay you retrospectively.

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Also see

Healthy and Sustainable Homes Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552300