Maintaining and improving your home - owner-occupiers
Some homeowners, particularly those on low incomes or with long term health issues, do not always have the resources to maintain their property.
The council is able to offer the following assistance to households living in the borough to help them maintain and improve their home:
- Advice - The council can help identify what repairs are needed in your home and work with you to make sure you take advantage of any available assistance. For further information, you can contact us by telephone or email - see 'Contact us' above.
- Project Management - The Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency (see link) can plan, schedule and oversee building work to minimise hassle and to remove some of the worry.
The Handyperson Scheme
If you need a hand with small repairs or improvements to your home, which are just too much for you to do yourself, assistance is available through the Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency (LHIA) to allow you to have the work carried out by an approved handyperson.
Depending on your age and the type of benefits you receive the service may be free for jobs up to the value of £250 (subject to available funding). Whatever the circumstances you will be made fully aware of any costs before work is started, for further information contact the Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency on 01522 516300.
Eligible work includes:
- Home security
- Home safety
- Small repairs
- Home maintenance
- Minor adaptations such as grab rails
The scheme is available through the Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency, which works in partnership with Boston Borough Council to provide the service.
Insulation and heating grants
For assistance with grants for insulation and heating, see 'Energy Efficiency advice', in Related articles.
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