Care and Repair

Last Modified May 19, 2021

 

 

Care & Repair is Blackpool’s Home Improvement Agency – working with people of all ages in Blackpool by helping them to live independently in their own homes. 

 

The Care & Repair Team is made up of a number of different roles which all complement each other and are funded by NHS Clinical Commissioning Group & Blackpool Council Adult & Childrens Services.

 

Our services include:

 

Minor Adaptations

 

These works are usually priced at under approximately £1000 and are normally completed within 5-10 working days. These types of work may include wall to floor scaffolding rails with a step adaptation, door threshold alterations, door widening and lowering work surfaces. Referrals are normally received from Adult Social Care and Occupational Therapists.

 

This service is open to all ages and tenures who are:

  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons
  • Owner Occupiers; Private Rented; Housing Association properties

 

Certain criteria and eigibility apply


Sanctuary Scheme

 

The scheme provides an essential repairs service to enable victims of domestic abuse to return to or remain living in their own homes.

 

Referrals can be made by any professional involved with the service user. The service is open to all ages and tenures and is not means tested


Blackpool Community Equipment Services (CES)  

 

Care and Repair work closely with NHS (Clinical Commissioning Group) CCG & Blackpool Council Adult Services Commissioners, all Blackpool Health Professionals, in particular, Occupational Therapists (OT's).

 

Assessments are carried out by OT’s for both adults and children who have disabilities requiring specialist equipment to help them to live at home and maintain their independence. These assessments and interventions significantly reduce hospital admissions.

 

We also provide this service to customers who live outside Blackpool but whose GP is based in Blackpool. 

 

 

For more information about any of these services please contact Care & Repair

 

Tel:            01253 477900 (select option 4, then option 2)

 

Email:       care&repair@bch.co.uk