What is HandyFix?

For nearly 20 years AgeUK Lambeth have been helping older and less able people across the borough to stay safe and comfortable in their homes. Now we’re in a position to extend our handyperson service out to everyone in the borough through our new Handyfix service.

Some of our packages listed below are funded or subsidised by the council to people with disabilities, those aged 55+ and carers but we’re now also offering a reasonably priced handyperson service to everyone, to help you get those jobs you’ve been putting off done.

Why use us?

We know what’s we’re doing – we’ve got 20 years of handyperson experience behind us and all our handyfix staff are fully trained.

Our prices are competitive.

You know you’re in safe hands – we pride ourselves on high quality work and all our jobs are fully guaranteed.

Our staff are all DBS checked.

When you book us for one job you get us for the whole hour, so you can make a list of those annoying jobs to give us.

All our profits go back into supporting AgeUK Lambeth’s vital work.

We might not be able to build an extension but for all those irritating, can’t be bothered ‘we’ll do them next weekend type jobs’, we’re here!

Packages

We offer several packages to help keep you safe and happy in your home. Lambeth funded services are only available to Lambeth residents.

A hospital ward

Hospital 2 Home Package

The Handyfix team work closely with AgeUK Lambeth’s Hospital2Home support worker to make sure patients being discharged can get home safely.

The Handyfix Team Will

  • Move furniture
  • Install key safes
  • Put up grab rails
  • Complete a full safe house check

FREE

Fully funded by the London Borough of Lambeth.

Referral

Referral only via the AgeUK Lambeth Hospital2Home worker.

A woman grabbing a shower rail

Fall Prevention Package

If you’re worried about an older person being at risk of falling inside the home then this package might be just the answer. The Handyfix team work closely with AgeUK Lambeth’s SAIL team who can provide extra support.

The Handyfix Team Will

  • Undertake a full consultation of the home
  • Check safety including lightbulbs, toilets
  • The team will QUOTE for any grabrails etc

Part Funded

Assessment and labour is funded by the London Borough of Lambeth. You only pay for parts which we will give you a quote for before we go ahead.

 

Referral

Call 0207 346 6806 or contact us to arrange an appointment.

A smoke alarm

Home Safety Package

We want all vulnerable homeowners and tenants to remain safe at home. The Handyfix team can offer a thorough check of your home.

The Handyfix Team Will

  • Undertake a full consultation of the home
  • Check safety including lightbulbs and smoke detectors
  • The team will QUOTE for any parts required

Part Funded

Assessment and labour is funded by the London Borough of Lambeth. You only pay for parts which we will give you a quote for before we go ahead. Smoke alarms are free if required.

Referral

Call 0207 346 6806 or contact us to arrange an appointment.

Lightbulbs

General Jobs

We can also do many other small jobs around the house. We book by the hour so we can do as many jobs as we can fit in the time you’ve booked us for.

The Handyfix Team Will

  • Complete as many jobs as they can in the hour you have booked them for
  • Work on a wide range of jobs, such as fixing kitchen cupboards, clearing overgrown paths, clearing snow or building flat pack furniture

Part Funded

The Handyfix team charges:

  • £40 per hour – Available to ALL
  • £15 per hour for those on means tested benefits, part funded by London Borough of Lambeth

Referral

Call 0207 346 6806 or contact us to arrange an appointment.

Jobs We Can Do

  1. (A) denotes needs assessment before confirming whether job can be done
  2. (B) denotes needs Quote given and agreed before work commences

General

  • Tiling/grouting/sealants (small areas)
  • Clearing guttering (1st storey) (A)
  • Minor repairs to fencing/gates
  • Changing a plug/fuse
  • Fitting a new shower head/riser
  • Fixing kitchen cupboards/doors
  • Making doors easier to close/adjusting doors
  • Fixing curtail rails or hanging curtains/pictures
  • Putting together flat-pack furniture/putting up shelves
  • Setting up a new TV/free view box
  • Fixing doorbells
  • Changing light bulbs/light fittings/fuses
  • Snow clearing
  • Installing draught proofing on doors/windows,

fitting letterbox brushes etc

  • Fixing/changing a toilet seat
  • Loft clearance (to enable loft insulation)
  • Installing signage (e.g. for dementia)

Plumbing

  • Adjusting leaky taps/fixing washers
  • Changing taps (A)
  • Bleeding radiators

Security

  • Changing door locks (Q)
  • Fitting door chains/spyholes (security)
  • Fitting keysafes
  • London Bars
  • Window Locks

Safety

  • Clearing overgrown paths/leaves
  • Building/fitting a step (A)
  • Fitting a stair-rail, handrail, grabrail
  • Fitting smoke alarms (FREE) /CO2 detectors (CHARGED)
  • Fixing loose carpets
  • Moving furniture about
  • Putting up safety film on glass doors
  • Levelling uneven slabs (e.g. 5-6 slabs)
  • Removing furniture
  • Small painting jobs
  • Changing a cracked wash-basin (A)
  • Fitting security lighting
  • Flood support
  • Re-felting shed roofs

HandyIT

  • Help to set up a laptop (technology)
  • Training on use of phones, tablets and computers

Jobs We Can’t Do:

  • Fitting dog/cat flap on wooden door (Police advise this compromises home security)
  • Installing intercoms and telecare
  • Changing a plug socket
  • Changing light fittings
  • Installing loft insulation
  • Building a ramp/steps with a grabrail to get in and out of the house (mobility)
  • Tiling larger areas/grouting tiles
  • Rubbish removal (cost prohibitive)
  • Clearing guttering 2nd level
  • Tree removal

Testimonials

“I’d like to thank you for your prompt attention to my request for assistance in undertaking those “odd jobs” around my home which previously I would have done myself.”

“My thanks to the Handyperson for doing such an excellent job…and to Age UK Lambeth for providing such a wonderful service”

“Thank you so much for this, at last we have found a competent, caring service that we can rely on.”

“I would like to say just how impressed both my wife and I were with the speed of arranging the visit, please convey my thanks to the Handyperson team for arranging this so efficiently. The Handyperson was most courteous and helpful in removing one of our smoke alarm covers, fitting a new battery and testing it. I will certainly call on your service, if need be, in the future”

Contact Us

You can call us on 0207 346 6806, email your job requests to hello@handyfix.org.uk or fill in the contact form below.

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