Getting help in your home
Further information about meals on wheels can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/mychoicemycare.org.uk
Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency
Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency is an award-winning charity which helps older people and people with disabilities to live independently and safely in their own homes. The service helps to make sure that your home is in good repair, warm and secure. You may be finding it difficult to maintain your home, you may need an adaptation, or the Agency may be able to help improve security and undertake repairs.
If you can’t afford the cost of repairs and improvements, the Agency will help you to look at other options. These may include an insurance claim, a loan, a lifetime mortgage (often known as equity release), approaching a charity for help or a grant from the Council or other organisations.
The Agency offers a handy person scheme to tackle small jobs in the home for older people and those with a disability. They may be able to offer assistance with costs depending on individual circumstances.
It is important to have trustworthy and reputable people working on your home. The Agency runs a trusted tradesman scheme, where every member is vetted to ensure they operate in a legal, honest and fair way. They share their information with the police and Lincolnshire Trading Standards.
Gardening and handyman scheme (Lincoln area)
If you are aged 50 and over and need help with gardening and maintenance of your property, Age UK Lincoln’s Handy Help Service may be able to help you. The service can give you information about local tradesmen, provide a minor repair service, for example help with fitting door bells and safety devices, or replacing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries. There is an hourly charge for this service.