December 5, 2009

UK: Handyperson scheme for the elderly extended

LONDON, England / BBC News Channel / Cornwall / December 4, 2009 A handyperson scheme which offers practical help to elderly and vulnerable people is to be expanded. Cornwall Council has given £250,000 towards providing more people with home repairs and maintenance services. The scheme is run by Devon and Cornwall Housing Association and includes replacing light bulbs, fitting smoke alarms and putting up shelves. The funding means the service can be extended to support 1,650 new clients until the end of March 2011. [rc] © BBC MMIX