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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:

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:

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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