Home maintenance and gardening
There’s help available with maintaining property for homeowners who would like to continue to live independently and safely in their own homes.
Housing improvement, repairs and grants
Richmond Council offers many types of financial assistance to people in various housing circumstances, including those who would like to continue to live independently and safely in their own homes, such as, help to ensure that your house is in good repair, warm and secure, if you’re finding it difficult to maintain. Grants are available to owner occupiers, tenants and landlords on a limited basis.
If you can't afford the cost of repairs and improvements and you don’t qualify for government help, you can also look at other options, including an insurance claim, a loan, a lifetime mortgage (often known as equity release) or approaching a charity for help.
Handy Person and Gardening Service
If you’re aged 60 and over or have a disability and need help with gardening and minor repair services, for example, to fit door bells, locks and safety devices, or replace light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries, Age Concern Richmond can help. There is a charge for the services. To find out more call 020 8876 0620 or email email@example.com.
Richmond AID provides a gardening service for disabled people which includes cutting grass. pruning, weeding and raking up leaves. There is no charge for the service. To find out more call 020 8831 6070, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 2pm, or email: SPADE@richmondaid.org.uk
Voluntary Care Groups
Richmond’s Voluntary Care Groups provide practical help to elderly people who are unable to get support from family, friends or neighbours, including everyday household maintenance tasks such as putting up shelves or handrails, light gardening and changing fuses in electric plugs etc.
Please contact the organisations directly.