Handyperson Service

A helping hand around your home

How can we help?

If you have a disability, or are aged over 60 and need some help with repairs in your home, help is at hand with Southwark Council’s handyperson service. Our friendly and professional team can carry out repairs and adaptations to help you live safely and independently in your home. And because our team are employed by the council you can rest assured that the work will be carried out to a high standard, and you don’t need to worry about the rogue tradesmen or large bills.

We can help you if you are a home owner, council tenant or renting privately. If you work in a health or social care team you can refer clients to us and we’ll make sure that their home is safe and helps them stay warm and healthy.

What we can do for you?

  • Moving furniture
  • Hanging or taking down curtains
  • Taping down carpets and electrical leads
  • Changing lightbulbs
  • Putting up shelves
  • Reglazing small windows
  • Fixing minor plumbing or electrical faults
  • Bleeding radiators
  • Fixing draught excluders

But it doesn’t end there; give us a call to find out what we can do! Unfortunately we can’t help with gas servicing, major building work, decorating or gardening.

How much does it cost?

The price you pay depends on your circumstances:

  • £10 plus cost of materials if you are on benefits
  • £20 plus cost of materials if you are not on benefits

We offer extremely competitive rates so if you have a repair in your home, please get in touch with any questions and we would be more than happy to advise you on the charges.

If you are a council tenant we can carry out repairs that are included in your tenancy agreement at no charge. Work that isn’t covered in your tenancy agreement is charged at a fair rate.

To find out more, make an appointment or refer someone to us who you think will benefit from our service, call us on 020 7525 1863

Alternatively if you work in health or social care teams you can refer a client to our service by completing our referral form and sending it to handyperson@southwark.gov.uk

Please note: our service is not available to housing association tenants as housing associations often have their own handyperson service.