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Maintaining or adapting your home

Decorating, repairs & DIY

Keeping your home well maintained can sometimes be difficult, particularly if you have health problems or are short of money. But a well-maintained home can help you to stay in better health and to avoid accidents.

If you're struggling to keep up with jobs that need doing around the home and garden, you may be able to get help with small DIY jobs and decorating from local voluntary organisations.

Other organisations offer help to residents in both public and private housing with smaller home maintenance jobs, such as gardening or sorting paperwork. There is not usually a cost, but donations are always welcome. This type of assistance is offered on an occasional basis and is provided by volunteers.

Age UK Sutton operates a gardening and approved provider service, providing prompt and reliable gardening and home improvement services delivered by trustworthy, vetted individuals, at reasonable prices.

Independent Age provides a guide called How to pay for the maintenance of your home.