Care and repair

Inverclyde Care and Repair

Inverclyde Care and Repair can provide free advice and information and also facilitate repairs, improvement, and adaptations, to homes in the private sector.  This service is for those over 60, disabled homeowners, and private tenants.

Small Repairs Service

The Small Repairs team is made up of two fully qualified tradepersons and provides repairs to home owners who are over 60 or who have a disability.  This service has a small charge of £15 per job, plus the cost of any material used.  Alternatively, for an annual membership fee of £45 you can have as many small repairs visits as you require per year.

In all cases, clients will still be responsible for the cost of any materials required to carry out the repair.

Examples of Small Repairs


  • Unblock Drain (minor blockages only)
  • Fit new replacement waste pipes / traps & vents
  • Change leaking toilet pan connectors
  • Change leaking WC Cistern pipes / connectors
  • Repair Radiator / Radiator pipe.
  • Bleed radiators - only where problem identified
  • Fit Taps Washers and cistern repairs


  • Door repairs including easing, hinge repairs adjustments
  • Floorboards repairs
  • Internal handrails and grab rails fitted
  • Repair broken window handles
  • Repair kitchen work tops
  • Fit safety equipment
  • Fit deadlocks and security bolts


  • Convert storage heater points to 13 amp sockets
  • Install fused spur for ALERT systems
  • Renew / fit light pendant.
  • Fit security light
  • Replace damaged switches / sockets
  • Replace electrical fuses and plugs
  • Move / Extend sockets
  • Replace extractors
  • Minor works associated with sensory impairment aids supplied by the Council's Joint Equipment Service


  • Install additional phone points.
  • Secure phone points to wall
  • Fit key box system.
  • Garden gate security repair.
  • Minor patch plaster repairs
  • Plasterboard repairs


Page last updated: 14 June 2017