West Dorset Care and Repair offers free advice and can help with repairs, improvements and adaptations. Over Need 60? Disabled? help? West Dorset Care & Repair is a local authority based Home Improvement Agency which was set up by West Dorset District Council in 1994 to provide advice and support to help elderly or disabled people improve, repair and adapt their homes, helping them to live in greater comfort and security and to maintain their independence. We are able to: Visit you in your own home and listen to your needs Carry out a financial assessment to maximise your income and provide advice about both income related and disability benefits Identify repairs, improvements and adaptations that may be required Contact other services or organisations that may also be able to assist you Identify sources of funding to pay for the cost of works through grants, loans, charitable sources or private savings Provide plans, specifications and obtain statutory approvals Obtain competitive estimates from reliable contractors Supervise and liase with contractors to ensure work is carried out satisfactorily Provide housing options These are some of the things we can help with - Re-guttering Re-roofing Replacement windows Repointing Stairlifts Replastering Grab rails Damp proofing Handrails Stairrails Window openers Extensions Ramps Overbath showers Shower adaptation Lever taps Half steps Grant applications Financial assessments Cavity wall insulation Loft insulation Heating Our advice is free, although a fee may be payable if work is carried out. Please contact: West Dorset Care & Repair Stratton House, 58-60 High West Street Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ Telephone: 01305 252405 www.dorsetforyou.com If you would like this leaflet translated into another language or supplied in larger print or on tape please contact 01305 252405. West Dorset Care & Repair is funded by West Dorset District Council with support from Dorset County Council, Supporting People and Magna Housing Association.
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