Helping hand for old folk

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A NEW home repair advice and handyman service for older and vulnerable people in Rotherham will be launched this Friday.

Organisers believe for many residents the service could be the difference between independent living and a move into residential care.

It will offer free advice on accessing loans and grants to enable customers to get their homes repaired or adapted to meet their living needs.

The service being provided by Yorkshire Housing with funding from Rotherham Council will also carry out small repairs and minor adaptations for residents at a small cost.

The handyman service can carry out odd jobs such as minor joinery and plumbing repairs and installing grab rails and stair rails, home safety checks and installing locks.