Swale Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Service

Yorkshire Housing's Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson service are a not-for profit organisation that can help people live independently, safely and comfortably at home.

The Agency is funded by local authorities and other partners and offers the following services to people with disabilities, the elderly and anyone who feels vulnerable at home:

  • Free safety advice to prevent accidents in the home
  • Assistance with Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Free advice to access benefits, grants and winter fuel payments
  • Installing doorbells, security chains, locks and door bolts
  • Providing and fitting grab rails and external hand rails
  • Putting together flat-pack furniture or putting up shelves or pictures
  • Securing loose carpets or rugs
  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Supply and fitting key safes or door locks
  • Free access to Yorkshire Housing's list of contractors to help avoid rogue traders if you want to arrange works yourself

For larger work such as extensions, the Agency can provide a technical service. This includes drawing plans, submitting planning and building regulations applications, obtaining quptes, overseeing work and ensuring work is completed to the required standard.

The Agency will always provide the above services free of charge wherever possible.  However, if you don't qualify for funding you can still access their services as a paying customer.

To find out if you qualify for any of the above services, please contact Swale Home Improvement Agency on 0345 366 4406 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alternatively, click here to visit their website.


This page has been written by the Community Development Team.  To contact a member of the team, please telephone 01748 829100

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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