The Handyperson Service

A helping hand with home repairs for older people.

Our Handyperson Service helps older people to deal with those small jobs around the house which are often too small for a contractor to complete.

Who can use the service?

You need to be:

  • living in Derby
  • aged 75 and over
  • or aged 60 and over and getting income-related benefits for example, Council Tax benefit or health-related benefits for example, Attendance Allowance.

Why use the service?

  • We only use our own handypeople to carry out the work.
  • We charge only for the materials needed to do the job and there are no labour charges.
  • We will discuss any costs for materials with you before the job is done.

What types of jobs does the service cover?

We can do small jobs around the home including:

  • putting shelves or mirrors up
  • repairing a toilet seat
  • adjusting overflow
  • replacing tap washers
  • grab rails
  • curtain rails
  • unblocking sinks
  • fitting extra locks on windows and doors
  • smoke alarms.

Contact us to discuss how the Handyperson Service can help you. 

Data Protection

Derby City Council will treat all information about you in confidence and in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018. Information gathered in relation to this work will be used in evaluation of the service or for research purposes to better understand links between housing conditions and poor health and, as such, may be shared with authorised third parties for these purposes only. We may also share information with referral partners depending on your specific needs to help you access appropriate services or support. You can opt out of services by emailing us at

For further information about how your personal information will be used, please view our Privacy Notice. Alternatively you can request a hard copy from the Healthy Housing Hub Manager at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS, via telephone 01332 640163; via Minicom 01332 640666; or email

Contact details

Post address:
Home Repairs
Adults Health and Housing
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640134
Minicom: 01332 640666
Home Repairs
Adults Health and Housing
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street

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