Thousands helped by handy service

Mark Temperley.
Mark Temperley.

A Northumberland housing association has announced that its handymen have carried out thousands of jobs in the last 12 months, improving the safety of vulnerable households.

Four Housing Group’s Handyperson Service has completed more than 12,500 jobs for residents across the county, including those who are over 60, disabled, a victim of crime or at high risk of falling.

Jobs completed by the association’s team can range from hanging curtains and changing light bulbs through to minor adaptations recommended by occupational therapists, such as the fitting of sensory equipment or grab rails at front doors or in the bathroom.

Philippa Hughes, interim head of care and repair at Four Housing Group, said: “Our Handyperson Service exists to promote safe independent living and we are delighted that residents across Northumberland are making use of our service in large numbers.