House Repair & Maintenance Services home repair

We have an in-house service to help you get estimates for the work, to deal with the paperwork and ensure the work is completed to a satisfactory standard. For more information on how Care and Repair Newcastle can help you live safely and independently in your own home please get in touch. This is the legal part of the process and when your loan application will be processed.

Take 3 minutes to tell us if you found what you needed on our website.Your feedback will help us give millions of people the information they need. You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need further advice on home improvements. You might also be able to find local grants to help with things like insulating your home from Simple Energy Advice.

Financial Assistance Process

We offer a Home Improvement Agency Service, where officers will help you through the whole process from start to finish. This service is chargeable, but the fee can also be paid for through the grant or loan. A local authority can offer different types of help with home improvements. It will have its own rules about the types of help it will offer, and about the conditions you must meet in order to qualify for help.

  • Once the work is complete Care and Repair Newcastle will visit you to inspect the standard of the work.
  • They are intended to help eligible people carry out essential repairs to their home.
  • Taskers are able to help from supplying tools to collecting materials for the job at hand.
  • The best and easiest way to report non-emergency repair issues to us is online.
  • Home repair loans between £1000 and £10000 are available for vulnerable homeowners whose properties don’t meet the decent homes standard.

To find out more information about Care and Repair services visit the Care and Repair Scotland website. A home repair grant can cover up to 100% of the costs of work, up to a maximum of £3,000. You are also eligible to apply if you live in a mobile home on a permanent residential site and pay Council Tax. Only one application for assistance will be considered up to a maximum of £10,000 within any 5-year period, . When we are sure all the information is correct we will tell you if you application can be passed to our loan provider for processing or if it has been refused.

Home Repair Assistance Grant

Must have lived at the relevant property for at least 12 months. The Council will not consider an application for assistance in respect of premises built or converted less than 10 years from the date of application. Members of our team will be happy to help you at any point of the process. We do not arrange for work to be completed, or carry out work. This money can be spent on any work where public funds aren’t available to pay for it.

Apply For It

Once the work is complete Care and Repair Newcastle will visit you to inspect the standard of the work. We will pay the loan directly to the contractor so that you don’t need to worry about doing this. Once the works are complete, an Officer will check the works and with your agreement pay the grant to the builder.

If you rent your home and apply to your local authority for a disabled facilities grant, you’ll need to get your landlord’s permission before your local authority will agree to help you. However, your landlord must not refuse permission without a very good reason. If you need to make changes to your home because of your disability, your landlord should agree to this unless they have a good reason for not doing so. If your landlord doesn’t agree, this could be disability discrimination and they could be breaking the law. This rule doesn’t apply in some cases where the landlord lives in the same property as you. The loan scheme funds a range of home repairs, improvements, adaptations and energy efficiency measures.