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Help Around Your Home

Preventing Condensation, Damp and Mould

Everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning and bathing add moisture to the air inside our homes, which leads to condensation and the growth of mould.

For information and advice please click on this link.

Private Home Repairs

Age UK York Home Services Directory offers a range of traders vetted by the police, City of York Trading Standard and Age UK York to protect householders from bogus traders. Please contact on telephone 01904 627995 or visit the Age UK website for further details.

If you require financial help towards repairs then the City of York Council may be able to offer some assistance

Handyperson Service

The YorWellbeing Handyperson Service is provided by the Housing Standards and Adaptations team at City of York Council. They can be contacted by ringing 01904 552300 or by email

The Handyperson Service can perform small jobs around your home if you:

  • live in the City of York area
  • are a home owner or private tenant
  • are aged 60 years and over, or are disabled

York Neighbours

York Neighbours offer 3 types of support; help with practical one off jobs, a regular phone call and individual and group outings. For more information contact them at:-

York Neighbours
The Raylor Centre
James Street
YO10 3DW

Telephone: 01904 891627

The York Neighbours office is 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday. At busy times you may get their answerphone but leave your name and number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

For further information visit the York Neighbours website

Goodgym York

GoodGym is a community of runners who combine getting fit with supporting older people and community projects.

They carry out practical tasks in the home or garden for people over 60 who can no longer do such tasks for themselves.

Examples of tasks carried out by GoodGym York include:

  • changing light bulbs
  • moving heavy items of furniture
  • assembling flat-pack furniture

Any required tools must be available at the property.

Request practical support for an older person.

The Besom

The Besom in York is set up as a bridge between those who want to give and those who are in need. It is here to help people to show love in practical ways. They do this by helping those in the church to give their time, money, skills and things to those who are in need.

They have many groups of time givers who give their time to decorate, paint, clean, clear, garden and cook for those in need. These teams are from many churches and Christian groups in York.

For further information visit The Besom website

Last reviewed: 16/12/2019

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