When Chris Bullock from the VAEF Handyman Service needed a new van, the Housing Repairs Team (in partnership with Mears Direct) stepped in to help provide the funding.
Without this support the VAEF Handyman service would have had difficulties in continuing to offer this much needed service. Local resident and service user, Julie Blackham says “I really can’t fault Chris at the Handyman Service. He is reliable and does a great job. I wouldn’t let just anyone in to my house but he is loyal and trustworthy.”
What is the Handyman Service?
The Handyman Service is a partnership between Epping Forest District Council and Voluntary Action Epping Forest which launched in October 2012.
The service is funded by Epping Forest District Council and provides a handyman service to tenants of EFDC properties provided they are over 60 and or disabled and have no one else who can assist them. The service is provided for free with tenants only having to pay for any materials used.
The type of work the VAEF Handyman scheme covers includes:
- Replacing tap washers
- Replacing toilet seats
- Replacing bath and sink plugs
- Replacing light bulbs
- Minor repairs to gates, locks and handles
- Hanging pictures
- Flat pack assembly
- Fitting curtain rails and hanging curtains
- Tightening cupboard doors
- Fitting draft excluders
- Replacing batteries in TV remotes and clocks … and much more
Are you an EFDC tenant wishing to use the service?
- Contact our Housing Repairs team on 01992 564199.