Home maintenance and repairs

Keeping your home and garden well maintained can sometimes be difficult, especially as you get older or have a health or physical condition.
A well-maintained home can help you to stay in better health and avoid accidents, whilst the garden is often a sanctuary for many people and can help with mental wellbeing.

If you are struggling to keep up with jobs that need doing around the home and garden, you may be able to get help from some voluntary organisations for smaller jobs. There may be a small charge or you might be asked for a donation.

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For larger jobs you may need to hire a tradesman. Always check previous work from testimonials, ratings on the internet or personal recommendations from family and friends. If you are worried about hiring someone you don't know, see the Keeping you safe section of this website for helpful tips; or visit Camden Trading Standards pages for further advice and to view their trade register of local tradesmen.

If you live in a Housing Association home or rent from a private landlord, then they are responsible for keeping the home maintained and you should contact them directly for anything that needs doing.

There may also be equipment available to help you with home maintenance, go to our Equipment and technology to help you section for more information.

If you would like information and advice about security, smoke alarms, or repairs and adaptations to your home, there are lots of organisations that can help you. Please search for services and products.

The Camden Police Safer Neighbourhood Team helps reduce the fear of crime by providing victims of burglary and violence with free help when it is most needed. They can fit locks, bolts, door chains and smoke alarms free of charge. Visit the Camden Council website for more information