This new service includes a free room-by-room home assessment to identify any hazards and to highlight opportunities for improvements in safety and comfort. Typical recommendations might include small repairs, replacing electrical items, draught-proofing wooden windows and doors, and improving accessibility through the installation of handrails, ramps and key safes.
Following the home assessment, a full report will be issued so that the client can take time to review the recommendations or share them with family and discuss any changes they might want to make.
Care & Repair Edinburgh can then arrange to carry out any work that they might want to progress with, either free of charge where eligible or at a subsidised rate for larger repairs and installations.
The service will be managed by Andrew Finlayson, Independent Living Advisor and he will be taking bookings from 14th June 2021.
Alison Strachan, Head of Care & Repair Edinburgh said:
"We hope you'll agree that our new service is a fantastic addition to Care & Repair Edinburgh. We're very grateful to all of our funders who have made this possible, including Garfield Weston Foundation and Bank of Scotland, as well as numerous smaller trusts and funders."
You can watch a short video that explains the service by clicking the link below:
Care & Repair Edinburgh contact details can be found at: https://www.cre.scot/