Handyperson service

Many older or vulnerable people find it difficult to carry out odd jobs around the home and don’t have anybody they can ask to help.

About the service

Care and Repair Elmbridge (CARE) has a handyperson who has been DBS checked and offers an affordable and reliable service.

Examples of work include:

  • minor plumbing repairs
  • fitting shelves
  • installing smoke or carbon monoxide alarms
  • fitting grab rails or banisters
  • fitting key safes - £63 from 1 April 2023

Other types of work can also be carried out, provided they take no longer than an hour.

We aim to complete most jobs within two working days. Sometimes, it may be up to two weeks before we can carry out the work, depending on the demand for the service and availability of materials.

Who is eligible?

This service is open to homeowners or private tenants in Elmbridge who are either:

  • aged 70 or over
  •  disabled or vulnerable
  • on means tested benefits


The standard charge is £35.00 per hour, however those in receipt of a means tested benefit, like pension credit, will be charged at the lower rate of £18.00 per hour. 

All materials are charged at cost. 

We will always discuss your needs and costs with you before any work is carried out.

Request the service

For more information or to request the service, contact careandrepair@elmbridge.gov.uk.


Our handyperson will carry personal identification. For your safety, please make sure that you ask to see identification before allowing anyone entry into your home, and if in doubt contact us on 01372 474645.

CARE privacy policy

This privacy policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.

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