Home Repair Assistance is available to help you, the homeowner (or private tenant with a repair responsibilty), to carry out essential repairs or improvements to your property if you are not financially able to do so.
It is a way for us to pay for the works required, allowing you to remain in your own home for longer. In return we ask that the cost of the works are repayed when the property has a change of ownership. No interest is charged and there is no pressure or timescale to pay the money back.
Examples of works completed include roof repairs, renewal of lead piping for water, electrics over 25 years old rewired, insulation and replacement boilers for those beyond economical repair.
You may be eligible if you have savings of less than £16 ,000 and receiving certain means-tested benefits.
We may also be able to help if you do not receive a means tested benefit but are on a low income and would struggle to obtain a bank loan to carry out the works.
For further information, including eligibility please contact The Millbrook Healthcare Promoting Independent Living Service (PILS) on 0330 124 8205.