Services

Powys Care & Repair provided a range of services to clients across Powys.

We provide a ‘holistic’ service which means that we try to support clients not just in relation to specific works, but also in relation to any other work, assistance or intervention which the client would benefit from. This can include signposting to other organisations who can assist in areas that we are unable to.

Services include assisting you to improve, repair or adapt your home and are available to individuals aged 55 or over, or of any age with a disability. Some services may be chargeable dependant on eligibility.

Select a service below to find out more.

Home Repairs - Advice & Support (the core service)

Our home visiting service can provide you with free advice, information and support tailored to your individual needs.  Our experienced caseworker will come to your home and will listen to your needs.

 How can we help?

  • Give free, confidential and impartial advice on repairs and adaptations
  • Help you choose a reliable builder and obtain written estimates
  • Give advice about how to pay for the work
  • Help you fill in forms for grants and loans and deal with their administration
  • Liaise with the Local Authority grants department, social services department, Local Health Board and other agencies as necessary
  • Provide help and support when work is in progress
  • Give confidential advice about welfare benefits to ensure you are getting your full entitlement and assist you to complete application forms
  • There are no obligations to accept the advice offered; all decisions about the work and finance ultimately rest with you

There is no obligation to accept the advice offered; all decisions about the work and your finances ultimately rest with you.

Types of work we can help you with include:

  • Hand rails/ Grab rails
  • Temporary or permanent ramps
  • Access to toilet facilities
  • Repositioning of Light Switches/sockets
  • Provision of stair rails
  • Steps and half steps
  • Door entry Systems
  • Assistive Technology
  • Repair to stair tread / timber floors
  • Levelling concrete floors
  • Improve Lighting interior/exterior
  • Heating Repairs to main living areas
  • Fitting carpet strips
  • Relaying paving stones
  • Additional Sockets
  • Telephone Extensions

For further information on the services provided by Powys Care & Repair, please feel free to contact us or ask someone to contact us on your behalf.

Rapid Response Adaptations Programme (RRAP)

The funding for RRAP is provided by Welsh Government for people who are in hospital awaiting discharge, have recently been discharged from hospital or at risk of being admitted to hospital or into a Care Home.

To obtain grant assistance referrals must come from a Health or Social Service Professional e.g. an Occupational Therapist. We can advise you how to access this funding and speak to the referral agency on your behalf.

Examples of types of work involved are:

  • Hand rails/ Grab rails
  • Temporary or permanent ramps
  • Access to toilet facilities
  • Repositioning of Light Switches/sockets
  • Provision of stair rails
  • Steps and half steps
  • Door entry Systems
  • Assistive Technology
  • Repair to stair tread / timber floors
  • Levelling concrete floors
  • Improve Lighting interior/exterior
  • Heating Repairs to main living areas
  • Fitting carpet strips
  • Relaying paving stones
  • Additional Sockets

Telephone Extensions

For further information on the services provided by Powys Care & Repair, please feel free to contact us or ask someone to contact us on your behalf.