Handy Van Service

posted 5 Mar 2011, 07:46 by Phil Handy   [ updated 14 Mar 2011, 10:36 ]

Handy Van Service – Free Security Checks    

South Gloucestershire Council operate a free home safety and security check for all owner occupiers and private tenants in the South Gloucestershire area. Improving the security of your home, will help reduce the risk of burglary and unlawful entry, making you feel safer.

All work is carried out free of charge, to British Standards and insurance industry requirements. The service which is funded by South Gloucestershire Council and supported by the Avon and Somerset Police and Avon Fire and Rescue Service, provides a free security service including crime prevention advice and home security products for:

  • Properties at risk of burglary
  • Vulnerable people
  • Victims of crime domestic violence and hate crime
  • General home safety and falls/accident prevention checks with remedial action.

Handy Van Service – Subsidised Minor Household Repairs 

South Gloucestershire Council operate a subsidised Minor Household Repair Service. The aim of this service is to enable people to maintain their independence in their own homes.

The minor household repair service is restricted to jobs of less then 3 hours, subsidised rate of £10.00 per hour and will typically consist of:
  • Small building repairs, odd jobs (e.g. fitting curtain rails or shelves)
  • Small plumbing jobs, (e.g. tap washers, leaks, blocked sinks.
  • Small carpentry jobs, (internal door repairs, flat pack building.)
  • Gutter cleaning, cracks in paths, small plaster repairs.
The service is available to vulnerable residents who are either over 60 years of age or people of working age with disabilities.

This service is not available to Housing Association or Private Landlords.

For more information please contact andrew.harris@southglos.gov.uk or telephone 01454 863857