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Blaenau Gwent

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday - 8.00am to 4.00pm

Friday - 8.00am – 3.30pm

Home Improvement - Advice & Support service

We help older homeowners and private tenants to repair, adapt and maintain their homes.

We will visit you at home to discuss what repairs or adaptations you need, the possible solutions, the likely costs and sources of funding.

Last year (2014/15):

  • we helped 2,166 older people (excluding RRAP clients)

  • 337 received a caseworker visit

  • 828 people helped were over 75yrs.
  • 90% of people helped told us their independence & wellbeing had improved
  • we raised £16,133.00 of charitable funding to pay for home repairs
  • we helped 49 clients claim £210,952.60 of unclaimed welfare benefits
  • we helped  clients with self-funded home repairs totalling £20,579.94
  • we helped 631 clients with works to prevent trips & falls in their home
  • we helped 171 clients with affordable warmth solutions
  • We helped 193 clients with works that tackled water penetration, damp and mould solutions
  • we helped 891 clients with home safety & security measures


Rapid Response Adaptation Programme

RRAP -funded by Welsh Government and delivered by Care & Repair -is for people who are in hospital awaiting discharge, have recently been discharged from hospital or are at risk of being admitted to hospital or into a Care Home.

Last year (2014/15):

  • we received £87,840.00 from Welsh Government to deliver RRAP to older people in Blaenau Gwent
  • we helped 545 people with  RRAP jobs
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