Handyperson service in North Yorkshire

Home improvement agencies can help you to live independently, safely and comfortably at home. They provide services for older people, people with disabilities or anyone who feels vulnerable at home, including families with young children.

We work in partnership with district and borough councils and others to offer the following home improvement agency services in North Yorkshire:

Small jobs

Many small jobs and basic maintenance can be carried out by a handyperson, including:

  • Odd jobs – such as replacing light bulbs, securing loose carpet or putting up shelves or flat-pack furniture.
  • Adaptations – providing and fitting grab rails and external hand rails or larger scale adaptations, such as building a step to improve accessibility.
  • Security – fitting window locks, security chains, doorbells and door bolts. The service can also supply and install key safes or replacement door locks.

Larger work or extensions

Home improvement agencies provide a technical service to support people making use of Disabled Facilities Grants. This includes drawing plans; submitting planning and building regulation applications; obtaining quotes; overseeing work and ensuring work is completed to the required standard. The agency can carry out the work or project-manage the contractors you choose.

Help and advice

Home improvement agencies work with us to provide:

  • Support to prevent accidents at home.
  • Help with accessing benefits or grants to fund work.
  • Energy efficiency advice.
  • Free access to our ‘safe traders’ list of approved contractors, helping you to avoid rogue traders.

For more information, please contact your local home improvement agency.

Craven Home Improvement Agency

Telephone: 0345 366 4405
Email: cravenhia@yorkshirehousing.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirehousing.co.uk/home-improvement/craven

Hambleton and Richmondshire – Home Improvement Agency

Telephone: 0345 366 4406
Email: swalehia@yorkshirehousing.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirehousing.co.uk/home-improvement/swale

Harrogate Home Improvement Agency

Telephone: 0345 366 4402
Email: harrogatehia@yorkshirehousing.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirehousing.co.uk/home-improvement/harrogate

Scarborough and Ryedale Home Improvement Agency

Telephone: 01723 232527
Email: hia@scarborough.gov.uk
Website: www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=12073

Selby Home Improvement Agency

Telephone: 01757 241010
Email: selbyhia@yorkshirehousing.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirehousing.co.uk/home-improvement/selby