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Home repairs/adaptations

Adapting your homeAs you get older, you may need to adapt your home and you may find it difficult to carry out these repairs yourself. There are several organisations which can help meet your changing needs:

Care and Repair Carmarthenshire

If you are aged 60 or over and own your own home, Care and Repair Carmarthenshire will provide advice, support and practical assistance to help make your home safe, secure and appropriate to your needs.

Work that Care and Repair can help you with can range from small items, such as a dripping tap, installing handrails or new locks, to major jobs such as adapting a bathroom or replacing a roof.

Services on offer from Care and Repair include:

Technical Advice
Identifying the need for repairs, maintenance or adaptations to prevent accidents or the worsening of health conditions.

Practical Help
Filling out forms or obtaining builders estimates and co-ordination of work.

Financial
Welfare benefits checks and information, help with applying for grants.

Handyperson Scheme
For small repair or adaptation works there will be a minimum charge of £15 plus the cost of materials.  However, we will always quote a price before starting the work.  

Healthy Home Check
A visit from an Agency Caseworker to assess the condition and suitability of the property in relation to the client's needs. This may be followed by a visit from a Technical Officer. This advice is free of charge.

 

If you would like to find out more about Care and Repair Carmarthenshire:

Care and Repair Carmarthenshire is an independent not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with us and funded by the Welsh Government.

Useful links

Other organisations that can also help include:

Age Cymru Sir Gâr 
Volunteers that will carry out minor home repair jobs. 
Tel: 01554 784080
Drop in: 9am – 2pm Monday to Friday
Or write to: Unit 5-11, LEC Workshops, 100 Trostre Road, Llanelli, SA15 2EA

Mid and West Wales Fire Service 
FREE home fire safety check including the provision, and fitting of smoke detectors.

British Red Cross
Support independence in the home.

Page updated on: 28/11/2016

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