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The Hampton Society Spring 2011 newsletter cover

 

Banking on Holiday Fun

Article about the first Hampton Fun Day at the Beveree on 28 June in the Richmind and Twickenham Times.

 

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The Hampton Society Winter 2010 newsletter cover

 

Age Concern Richmond’s Handyperson Service - Provides a helping hand

Age Concern Richmond’s Handyperson service currently works in over 80 homes in Hampton Hill and Hampton helping people with odd jobs, like fitting a lock, changing a light bulb or putting up a shelf. If you live in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and are over 60 or have a disability you can call on the Age Concern Richmond’s Handyperson Service.

The service aims to help residents feel safe and secure within their own home. The kinds of jobs that the Handy people undertake on a daily basis are replacing curtain rails, installing hand rails or a key safe, they can even help with changing a light bulb if the person is not confident on a pair of steps. 

The Handyperson Service can help with jobs in the garden like mending fences or repairing shed roofs. They can install a range of telecare products which can help with improving safety, security and independence in the home.  In 2010 home visit computer tuition was added to the service to help people with using the Internet and email.

Each Handyperson is multi-skilled, experienced; Police CRB checked and will carry AGE CONCERN I.D. They will also provide all the necessary tools.

In the words of one resident “without the help of the Handyperson service I don’t think I would be able to continue living at home”.

“As you get older you often need more help as simple jobs become more difficult, for instance balancing on a ladder to change a light bulb. Just knowing that the Handyperson service exists has been a huge relief to me.” 

If you or someone you know require a reliable, trust worthy person to carry out small repair jobs in your house or garden please contact us.

To find out more call 020 8876 0620, email handyperson@acrut.org.uk or visit www.ageconcernrichmond.org.uk

 

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