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Burnley Homecare & Repair

Our Homecare and Repair service in Burnley helps vulnerable people stay in their homes.

We are a Home Improvement Agency - a ‘not for profit’ company - part of Mosscare St Vincent’s.

We act in your best interest to help vulnerable people to repair or improve their homes. This applies to households which includes the elderly or disabled people or family members in receipt of means tested benefits.

Most home owners will need to arrange for repairs or improvements at some time and many vulnerable people have been victims of unreliable or dishonest contractors.

We maintain a panel of contractors, covering a wide range of trades, who have been chosen because of good workmanship, value for money and reliability.

Please contact us and we will arrange for a contractor to give you an estimate.

We can also arrange for advice on possible funding sources and technical advice.

Emergency and urgent jobs

If you need work doing urgently we will try to resolve your problems as soon as possible.

Extensive or complicated jobs

We can arrange for our Caseworker to call to see you at home to obtain full details of the work and to see if funding can be found to help to meet the cost.

We can then give technical advice including the preparation of specifications to ensure that the work is done to your satisfaction.

Here are some of the ways our homecare and repair service in Burnley can help people...

  • We can Organise Repairs and Improvements - completed for approved contractors
  • We can help with insurance claims (storm damage etc.)
  • We can fit smoke alarms
  • We can give advice on energy efficiency and process applications for grants
  • We can help disabled people to obtain grant aid in order to install stair lifts
  • We carry out small adaptations in co-operation with Lancashire County Council to help people with disabilities, including people awaiting discharge from hospital
  • We give advice on submitting benefit claims
  • Where available we work closely with Occupational Therapists, Age Concern, the Fire Service, Trading Standards officers, and Crime Prevention to ensure that clients receive help and advice on a wide range of issues
  • We can secure funding from charitable sources to help pay for the cost of repairs and improvements
  • • We will give talks and presentations to interested groups
  • We will work closely with the Community to ensure that our service meets the needs of local people
  • We have a Handyperson service so that small jobs can be completed quickly for a modest charge

If you would like to speak to a member of the Burnley Homecare & Repair Team on 0845 050 0570 / 01706 221849, or contact us via the web by clicking here.