Handy Person

– we have a reliable Handy Person Service you can trust

Perfect for small jobs and minor repairs

It can be difficult and expensive to call out trades people for small jobs, but we have created a local partnership to provide a cost effective Handy Person Service in Eden.

Eden Independent Living works with:

One Call Services, Penrith – a local, reliable maintenance company and Eden District Council who provided a grant to make the service more affordable.One Call Services

Who can use the service?

If you rent or own your home and you are:

  • Over 60 or
  • Suffering from long term ill health or
  • Have a disability or
  • You are being discharged from hospital

What tasks can they do?

The Handy Person can:The Handy Person can not:
Undertake small repairs such as: re-hanging doors and replacing handles, fitting draught excluders, bleeding radiators, fixing tiles and fitting telephone extension leadsDo any work connected to gas
Replace and re-fitting light bulbs, lampshades and toilet seatsPlastering
Put up curtain rails, curtains, blinds, mirrors, pictures, shelves, grab rails, handrails and towel railsWork at height
Do small jobs in the garden such as small sections of fencing, collecting and erecting or re-roofing sheds, putting on garden gates and a one-off garden tidyMend electrical appliances
Clean gutters - especially useful in Autumn Roof repairs

How much does it cost?mending doors

There is a minimum charge of one hour and a maximum of three hours – including travelling time. Materials are charged at cost. We recommend you group jobs together to make best use of the time. Please refer to our pricing page for the hourly rates.

Download our leaflet

You can download our Handy Person Service leaflet from the website –  Click here to download

How do I book the service?

To book an appointment or to find out more, contact us on FREEPHONE 0800 038 3161 or 01768 890657 or email enquiry@eil.org.uk


Contact Us:Call: 0800 038 3161 Or: 01768 890657
All calls are recorded for training and resolution purposes

Opening Times

Our general offices opening times are as follows, however our service runs 24/7

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Wed 9.30am – 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays

Contact Us

Eden Housing Association
Blain House, Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QU
Telephone: 0800 038 3161 Email:
All calls are recorded for training and resolution purposes

Website: www.thedesignworks.co.uk

Eden Country Care Ltd is registered in England No. 5750956.Eden Housing Association Ltd is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and an exempt charity Number No: 28435R