What is Care & Repair?

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Argyll And Bute Care And Repair are an independent registered charity that provides practical assistance, technical services, information and advice to the elderly, disabled or those managing long term debilitating health conditions, to enable them to remain and live in their own homes within their communities in comfort and safety for as long as they wish or is reasonably practical.

We are grant funded mainly through the Argyll And Bute Health and Social Care Partnership and our people and services cover the whole of Argyll and Bute mainland and the islands. We offer:

  • Free confidential advice
  • Disabled adaption grants advice and assistance
  • Minor aids & adaptation installations (e.g., grabrails & bannisters)
  • Installation of safety & security devices such as smoke, CO2, heat and flood alarms.
  • Telecare Installations
  • We also offer a private small repairs & handyperson service.

For repairs, improvements and adaptations Argyll & Bute Care and Repair will assist clients to obtain estimates, make grant applications (if applicable), co-ordinate contractors, monitor work and ensure satisfactory completion. You can get help if you, or someone who lives with you:

  • is 60 years or more; or
  • is disabled; or
  • suffers from a long term health problem or illness

 Please see our ‘getting help’ section for information on applying for assistance from us.

 

CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC (Update Sept 2020)

Due to the current coronavirus situation we have had to change some of the ways we work.

At present, our Housing Support Officers will continue to support Occupational Therapy, Telecare and Social Work to install critical and urgent minor aids and adaptations, technology enabled care equipment and safety and security items in vulnerable clients homes.  Our Handyperson small repairs service has also been reintroduced following the relaxing of lockdown measures in July.

Our Care And Repair Officers, dealing with grant approvals work for major adaptations, continue to assist and support clients by phone and online and are also able to carry out client home visits following the relaxation of lockdown measures.

Any visits carried out by our officers will follow our strict protocols and health and safety procedures and you will be fully informed of these prior to any visit taking place.  Our procedures require us to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), maintain social distancing while in your home and following sanitising procedures for handwashing and disposing of PPE used during the visit.

 Our office staff are working remotely, but the Care And Repair Manager and Office Administrator can be contacted on 01631 567780 or on enquiries@abcarerepair.co.uk at any time 09.00 till 17.00, Mon to Fri. If you have a specific need, or particular requirement to visit our office then you should contact either one to make an appointment.

Care and Repair staff are trying to support our health and social care partners and community efforts in any way we can throughout the Covid pandemic. Please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you believe may be able to assist you with.

In the meantime, stay safe and well,

 Steven Clarkson,
Manager 

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