Help in your home
The majority of the work we do with older people involves help around the home. As people age simple tasks might appear daunting, or it may be that the amount of work around the house becomes impossible to manage. Here at Age Concern Luton we believe prevention is better than cure, and so have developed services which allow older people to remain independent in their own homes.
One of the biggest issues for older people is general home maintenance, and keeping the home safe and well maintained over time. Our handymen do a range of jobs from simple tasks like changing light bulbs or rearranging furniture through to much larger skilled work such as constructing hand rails, banisters and steps.
Our team are also able to apply for funds and grants for specific home improvements and are able to source reputable local tradesmen to ensure older people get a quality job at the right price.
For more regular help around the home we have a Home Support service. This service helps with difficult domestic tasks such as going out and getting the shopping, paying the bills at the post office, all aspects of housework, and washing, drying and ironing clothes.
We send a Home Support Worker into an older person’s home, normally on a weekly basis, to undertake the tasks you need help with. Unless it cannot be avoided we send the same worker every week so as our clients don’t have to continually explain how they like things done, and all involved really get to know each other!
There is a charge for Home Support though this is subsidised through the donations we receive and money we raise and is currently the cheapest in Luton!
If you are interested in using either of these services or would like more information please contact us.