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ABOUT THE SERVICE

This service will establish your household need and provide a “First Response” where urgent repairs or maintenance to your home.

We will strengthen your ability to remain independent in your own home by:-

  • Helping you with the small things that make your home life safe and secure.
  • Supporting you to consider what other services you might need.
  • Planning and providing practical solutions once you have chosen your preferred services.
  • Staying in touch with you so we can respond to changes in your life

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Homeowners or Private Tenants
    (over 65 years old)
  • In exceptional circumstances people under 65 may be considered
  • Priority will be given to households living in the North and West

THE ASSESSMENT

  • Our Helping Hands technician will visit you to identify any home repairs and risks to your health and safety. 
  • The technician will produce a report listing recommendations for remedies and improvements.
  • GABLE’s Helping Hands will carry out the services listed on this page.
  • You decide what you want to do.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

SLIPS/TRIPS/FALLS PREVENTION WORKS

  • General Yard and Garden Clearance
  • Decluttering Service
  • Repairs to Internal and External Walkways 
  • Installation of Internal and External Handrails/Grab Rails
  • Installation and repair of staircase Hand Rails
  • Provision of Temporary and Permanent Ramp

INTERNAL WORKS & REPAIRS

  • Furniture Repairs and Relocation of Furniture
  • Door Hanging
  • Flat pack assembly
  • *Replace or Repair Light Fittings & Switches (like for like)
  • Repair of broken and Loose Tiles
  • General Carpentry Services
  • Repair and replace Glass Panes
  • Draft prevention Measures

* Additional electrical works will require a qualified electrician  

EXTERNAL WORKS & REPAIRS

  • Repairs, Installation and Maintenance of Gates and Fences
  • Power Washing
  • *Replace or Repair Safety Lightning (like for like)
  • Drain cleaning

* Installation of new Safety Lightning will require a qualified electrician  

BUILDING MAINTENANCE/DETERIORATION PREVENTION WORKS

  • Replace and Repair Fascia & Soffits
  • Downpipe and Gutter maintenance
  • Installation and cleaning of vents and aspiration systems
  • *Pointing of chimneys 
  • *Replacing roof tiles 

* Job will only be completed if it falls within required Health & Safety regulations

SERVICE CHARGES

  • We will charge £10 per hour for labour.
  • You will be responsible for purchasing all materials and equipment hire. Where possible GABLE will try to supply these at a subsidised rate.
  • The works will be planned and completed once the materials have been purchase or a minimum deposit has been received.

SIGNPOSTING

  • Where the Helping Hands Service is unable to deliver any of the recommendations directly, we will signpost or make referrals to other services within the community who can.
  • Where larger jobs are needed or where works are of a specific nature such as electrical or plumbing we can assist through our new Trusted Trader Scheme.
  • All information pertaining to you will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be shared with others with your consent.

Helping Hands Booklet

HOW TO APPLY

Contact:

GABLE Helping Hands Service
Unit 24
Orchard Road Industrial Estate
Strabane
BT82 9FR

Tel: 028 7188 2147

Email: gable@shelterni.org

 

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