The safe gardening team provide practical advice to keep everyone safe in the garden.
"I want to know what help is available to me to manage my home."
Keeping a well maintained home can be difficult if you have a disability, or as you get older. But it is important that your home is kept in good shape as it’ll help you stay healthy and also reduce the risk of accidents.
If you live in a council home in the East Riding of Yorkshire, you may be able to get help from the council through their repairs service. Your tenancy agreement sets out which repairs you are responsible for, but typically the council wlll help with repairs related to plumbing, electrics and roof maintenance.
You could hire a tradesperson to carry out any repairs needed to your home. The best way to find someone is usually through a recommendation from a family member or a friend. However, here are some websites that you can search for local tradespeople to quote for the work:
Our checklist for hiring a tradesperson
Here are some things you can do to make sure you find the right tradesperson for you:
If you need to make some changes to your home to improve your independence, you may be able to get some help with funding.
We may be able to help you maintain your garden if you meet certain conditions. Please answer the following questions to check if you qualify: