This local organisation, funded by East Lothian Council, is available to all homeowners or private tenants over 60, or over 50 for those with a disability. Council or Housing Association tenants are not eligible to use the service.
The Small Repairs Service
is free for the labour involved, and any materials are charged at their cost price. It is not means tested. The service employs two joiners and an electrician, and is happy to advise and recommend other tradesmen.
The Adaptations and Repairs Service
offers free and confidential advice and/or help for larger repairs, maintenance and adapting homes to suit changing needs. If grant aid is needed to fund such work, help and advice with forms and OT assessments can be given. If you do not require a grant or financial help, advice and support with the processes is still available.
Care and Repair has lists of recommended tradepeople and works with the council's new Trusted Trader scheme.
If you wish to use the scheme but would also like to make a donation for doing so, or would just like to support the service, donations can be made to the East Lothain Care & Repair Charitable Trust. - follow the links below.
phone: 01620 828 445