Handy Person Service
Bedford Borough Handy Person Service, helping
and supporting people in Bedford.
About the Service
It is often difficult and expensive to find
someone to do smaller jobs like fitting a plug, hanging a curtain
rail or fixing a tap. Our Handy Person Service can carry out these
small repairs for you if you are unable to do them yourself.
What we can do
Fitting grab rails or stair
Installing key safes
Fitting small ramps
Door/window repairs and
Minor joinery work
Minor plumbing repairs
Locks and security chains
And similar small works
Is there a charge for the service?
There is a charge of £16.00 per hour, unless
you are on a qualifying benefit.
If you are on a qualifying benefit, see the
list below, then there is no charge for labour, but there may be a
charge for materials.
List of qualifying Benefits:
Job Seekers Allowance (Income
Pension Credit – Guaranteed
Council Tax Benefit (Not Single
If you claim any of the above qualifying
benefits and the work needed has been referred by Social Services
or an Occupational Therapist, then there may be no charge at
Handy Person Service Request
To request help for any ‘small works’ as
described above, please contact Richard Teakle on Tel: 01234 276231
or Email: Richard.Teakle@bedford.gov.uk.
Or access the Handy Person Scheme Enquiry Form from the link
Scheme Enquiry Form
To start a job the Handy Person Scheme Enquiry
Form will need to be completed. If you have the facility to print,
you can print the form directly, fill it in and post it to Richard
If you don’t have the facility to print,
Richard can fill the form in for you, over the phone when you call
I felt I must write to say how pleased I have
been with the Handy Person Service. I have had several jobs done
including plumbing and putting up shelves. These were all carried
out very efficiently and in a caring manner by Richard.
This is an ideal service for people like me
who are getting on in years and in my case widowed. As I am unable
to carry out these maintenance jobs myself I find it so comforting
to feel secure knowing I can trust the workmanship. This is also at
a fair and reasonable cost unlike several jobs I sourced from the
Mrs M. Sunderland, Bedford. July 2012.