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Handyperson and wellbeing service

white rose improvementHandyperson and minor adaptations service

This service helps older, disabled and vulnerable people with small jobs and minor adaptations around the home.

For example we can:

  • Change light bulbs
  • Put up shelves/erect flat pack furniture
  • Secure loose carpets or rugs around the home (but not fit carpet)
  • Fit replacement door/window locks
  • Supply and fit key safes
  • Fit plastic and metal grab rails
  • Fit mop stick handrails
  • Fit external handrails

These are only a few examples of how we can help, no matter the work you need, always feel free to ask. If we cannot help we may be able to suggest someone who can.

For small repairs work a charge of £15 per hour (inc VAT) is made, plus the cost of any materials purchased by the handyperson on your behalf. Please note that the majority of minor adaptations will be provided and installed free of charge.

Unfortunately, we are unable to do:

  • Any gas works
  • Any electrical work
  • Any jobs at height

Wellbeing service

This service looks at all aspects of home safety advice and support. A free home safety check is carried out in your home, giving general home safety advice and offering practical advice and solutions to:

  • reduce the risk of trips and falls
  • improve the security of your home
  • improve fire safety
  • improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel bills
  • other housing related support

Apply online at the White Rose Home Improvement Agency.



If you would prefer to speak directly to someone please call the Agency on 01723 232323 and ask to speak to a wellbeing officer.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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