A little bit of help

Have your say

Integrated Home Improvement Service consultation 2019

We want your views on our proposal to cease funding the Home Improvement Services – also known as the Care and Repair service - that we are not legally required to provide. We will continue to provide funding for minor aids and adaptations to people who are eligible for this service.

Complete an online questionnaire or ring 01772 531712 if you would prefer a printed questionnaire.

Please return your comments to us by Monday 15 April.

After a major change in your life or a general deterioration of some of your abilities you may need a little bit of help to manage at home. This could be with getting around, cleaning, preparing meals, DIY and gardening or maintaining your social life. We can offer practical support, information and advice to help you live the life you want.

Help with everyday tasks

Having some simple equipment could make your everyday life simpler.


For help with meals you could have meals delivered directly to your home by one of the local meals on wheels suppliers or you may want to find a local lunch club.

Maintaining your home

If you want help maintaining your home you could contact a home improvement agency which offers a range of services to help you maintain, improve or adapt your home. For example:

  • general maintenance
  • repairs
  • major and minor adaptations
  • efficient heating systems

You can find home care and maintenance services in our online service directory and also in our website dedicated to finding you reliable trades people (external link).

Finding out what's going on in your community

1 in 10 of us would like more people in our lives. You may have found yourself on your own after a partner passed away, had an illness or accident which has affected your ability to maintain your social life. Our online service directory provides information about where you can meet people including:

  • social or leisure activities
  • lunch clubs
  • further and adult education
  • volunteering

If you want more information and advice about getting a little bit of help please contact our advice and information line on 0300 123 6701.

If you think you, a family member or friend needs adult social care support please see 'getting our support' information.