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Handyperson Service
DIY Help for over 60s - Age UK Wandsworth

Handyperson Service

The Handyperson service undertakes minor repairs, DIY-style tasks and other small jobs in or around the home.

We aim to ensure that our customers remain safe and secure within their own home.


Who can use the service?

The service is available to anyone aged 60-plus whether homeowner, private or council tenant.

What work can be done?

These are just some of the jobs our friendly, reliable, insured staff can provide. This list is intended as a guide only:


  • Fitting indoor grab-rails and handrails
  • Fitting key safes
  • Cleaning inside windows and downstairs outside windows
  • Changing light bulbs, fuses and plugs
  • Putting up shelves
  • Fitting or replacing internal locks
  • Fitting draught excluders
  • Unblocking sinks
  • Changing tap washers
  • Taking down or putting up curtains
  • Moving furniture (usually a two-person job)
  • Assembling flat-pack furniture
  • Setting up computers
  • Re-tuning televisions
  • Replacing toilet seats
  • Renewing bath/shower sealant
  • Relocating/fixing trailing flexes
  • Light gardening tasks such as mowing the lawn or weeding.


Call us to discuss other tasks that we may be able to help you with.

How much does it cost?

Falls prevention work, such as fitting grab-rails or changing light bulbs, is free.


Other work is charged at £15 per hour.

- The handyperson can purchase materials, fixtures and fittings on your behalf, but these will be charged in addition to labour costs.


Click here for a full list of Handyperson work and charges.


Who do I contact to have work done?

If you would like to use this service, please contact the Handyperson service coordinator Lorraine Colnaghi - details above.



Finding Us

Age UK Wandsworth
549 Old York Road
SW18 1TQ