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Wandsworth and Richmond Home Improvement Agency

Support to enable vulnerable owner-occupiers and private tenants to stay in their own homes.It can include supervising builders and access to council services such as home security schemes and council grants.

PO Box 47095, London, SW18 9AQ
Umbrella org:
c/o Wandsworth Council Technical Services
Area serviced:
020 8871 6940
020 8871 6147

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
Home Care services offer practical help and support to people at home with essential daily tasks they are unable to manage safely for themselves.
Advice on ways of keeping your house secure, by making sure doors and windows are locked,there is adequate lighting and making sure no valuable items are on show.There is also information on external companies who can install security devices such as alarms,better strength locks and security lights.
A Repair Grant is available when the Environmental Health Officer from the local district council has served a Statutory Notice on a house. A Repair Grant is for the repair or replacement of existing items. It is not normally for adding something new. Landlords, agents and some private tenants are legible for these.