Care and Repair exists primarily to meet the needs of older or disabled homeowners and to support all older and disabled people in living independently in their own home. Older homeowners are most likely to live in unfit housing yet, if they are receiving income support, there is no element to cover repair and maintenance. The health impact of cold, damp and unfit homes on older people is considerable and the disruption of a move, even if possible, may not be beneficial.
Care and Repair assists the older person to assess their options, obtain finance and supports them through the repair or adaptation process. We are an independent charity and much of our work is as a local Home Improvement Agency. Support from Manchester, Wigan and formerly Trafford Councils has helped us build services in each of those boroughs. (We no longer provide a service in Trafford.)
Home safety advice and installation of safety equipment aimed at preventing falls. Minor maintenance (+ material costs). Advice and support regarding major works.