The care and repair service

The Bolton Care and repair service is here to help older and vulnerable residents to live independently in safe, warm, secure, well maintained and adapted homes. 

Below you'll find some information on the services provided.

Get in touch by:

Calling: 01204 328178

Emailing: boltoncareandrepair@boltonathome.org.uk

Writing to: Bolton Care and Repair, Bolton at Home, 98 Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW

Advisory list of contractors

A list of reliable contractors who have agreed to work to a code of conduct. Available for all households, free of charge.

Affordable warmth/ energy efficiency

Advice on keeping warm at home and grants that may be available for heating and insulation. Available for all households. Charges are dependent on circumstances.

Disabled adaptations

Offered to homes to provide access to and from the home and facilities within the home.

Assessment of needs required (certain adaptations may be subject to a means test). Charges are dependent on circumstances. Find out more about our disabled adaptations service by clicking here.

Fire safety

Smoke alarms and fire safety checks provided by the Greater Manchester Fire Service. Available to all households, free of charge.

Handyperson service (including gas and electric)

Help with small jobs around the home such as fixing gutters, fitting door chains, draught proofing or fixing dripping taps. Work is time limited to 2 or 3 hours depending on the nature of the job. This service is available to owner occupiers and private tenants aged 60+ or if under 60 then must be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. Subsidised charges apply.

Home repairs assistance

Essential housing repairs to enable older people to remain living independently in their home. Available to owner-occupiers, aged 60+ and in receipt of guaranteed pension credit or council tax benefit. Minimum grant assistance applies.

Housing Options for Older People (HOOP)

If you are over 60, we can give you free advice on housing and care options for your needs and circumstances, whether you rent or own your home. 

We offer:

  • A link between all housing providers across Bolton
  • Advice on staying put, or moving on
  • Advice on adaptations and equipment
  • Advice on financial support to maximise income
  • Details on sheltered housing and extra care accommodation tailored to your needs
  • Assistance with housing application forms and registration

Get in touch for more information or to make a referral:
Loraine Routledge
01204 328138 or 07824 541327
HOOPreferral@boltonathome.org.uk

Housing advice and support service - Delayed Transfer of Care (DTOC)

This service aims to support:

  • Anyone struggling to return home from hospital due to their accommodation no longer meeting their needs
  • Advice on staying put, or moving on from your current home
  • Advice on financial support to maximise income
  • Provide a list of accommodation tailored to your needs
  • Assistance with housing application forms and registration.

Referrals can be made by medical staff, social care staff or the patient or family members. 

Get in touch for more information or to make a referral:
Angie Cohen
07789031589
DTOCreferral@boltonathome.org.uk

Home improvement assistance

Large scale improvements to make homes decent and healthy for the most vulnerable households. Availability is based on assessment of property condition and need. Charges are dependent on circumstances. You can contact us for an up to date list of contractors.

Get in touch

You can refer yourself or someone you know to our service by:

Calling: 01204 328178

Emailing: boltoncareandrepair@boltonathome.org.uk

Writing to Bolton Care and Repair, Bolton at Home, 98 Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW.

Electrical safety

Help to make sure that you stay safe from electrical dangers in the home.

From information on how to register your electrical products, to not overloading your sockets visit the Electrical Safety First website