Age UK Berkshire - Handyperson Scheme

Handyperson Scheme 

Last updated: 21/01/2022

We can carry out a wide range of small household repairs for anyone over 50 years of age and anyone with disabilities living in Reading (as well as in other parts of Berkshire).

We can deliver emergency household repairs – especially to facilitate hospital discharge – free of charge and within 2 working days.  This service includes:

  • Replacing light bulbs or fittings
  • Replacing fuses and plugs.
  • Unblocking sinks.
  • Putting up curtains
  • Securing carpets.
  • Moving small furniture.
  • Repairing catches to loose fitting windows
  • Replacing small window panes.
  • Repairing small areas of rotten wood.
  • Tiling small areas.
  • Re-hanging doors.
  • Replacing broken WC seats.
  • Renewing bath sealant.
  • Small repairs to leaking pipes.
  • Changing tap washers, cistern washers, ball valves.
  • Fitting grab rails

We can also provide a non emergency charged service for £20 per hour plus materials.

You can download the referral form. from this page.

Who to contact

0118 959 4242 0118 959 4242
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Parent Organisation
Age UK Berkshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day


£25.00  Per Hour


Referral required


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