Involving individuals and communities in mental health support and wellbeing

Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities handyman and signposting service

The service provides defined practical assistance to older people (over 50 years) and people with disabilities living in Hartlepool to maximise people’s capacity to continue living independently in their own homes. Furthermore, a service navigator visits people referred to the handyman service to provide advice, direction and assistance to clients to connect with services from which they’d benefit. The project’s two skilled handymen will undertake the repairs and adaptations that anyone could do for themselves in normal circumstances – such as moving furniture, unpacking and erecting flat pack furniture, fitting grab rails, hanging pictures, fitting curtain rails, clearing pathways, fitting door bolts etc. etc.