Care & Repair Worcestershire

Care & Repair Worcestershire is a Home Improvement Agency which is a not for profit organisation funded by the government and part of the Festival Housing Group.

Our main aim is to assist homeowners and private sector tenants especially those on low incomes or with disabilities. If you need to adapt, repair or modernise your home we can help. Our case workers will be there to guide you through the process; we make sure you receive a personal service tailored to your needs.

We offer advice on:

  • Welfare benefits, home security and energy efficiency
  • Repairs or adaptations needed for your home
  • Grants and funding
  • Getting planning permission
  • Housing Options

We can also:

  • Get quotes from experienced and approved contractors
  • Fill in grant applications forms and other paper work
  • Survey the planned work, prepare schedules and drawings
  • Monitor the quality of work and carry out final checks once the work is complete
  • Arrange payment to the contractor
Care & Repair Worcestershire

Our Services

Click a link above for more information about our service and how to contact us.

An example of the work we do

Mr G lives in a first floor flat he rents from a local housing association. Mr G is using his wheelchair more often and is struggling with the stairs, so he had been referred for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) for a stairlift in the communal area. They had registered with the local home choice plus scheme and were in a gold plus banding. We spoke with the housing association about finding a suitable property rather than have a communal stairlift installed. A bungalow became available and Mr & Mrs G viewed the property and decided to accept it. Arrangements were made for a removal man to go in and pack the furniture, a decorating allowance was applied for and we arranged for a carpet fitter to go in before they moved in. The local authority was able to award Mr & Mrs G relocation costs.

Mr G is very happy in his bungalow and managing a lot better.

Care & Repair Worcestershire

Key people and contact details

  • Kate Curran is Manager of Care & Repair Worcestershire
  • Melissa Seery is our Housing Options caseworker

Care & Repair Worcestershire, The Royal Exchange, 9 Queen Street, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 8LA

Open 9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10am–5pm on Wednesday

Main Telephone: 01684 579456
Email: info@careandrepairworcestershire.co.uk

Website: http://www.careandrepairworcestershire.co.uk/

News from our region

Worcestershire - Generations Together

Twelve projects across England, including a successful bid from Worcestershire, have been awarded grants as part of a £5.5 million cross-Government scheme to promote intergenerational volunteering and encourage meaningful interaction between young and old generations.

Across Worcestershire, £386,800 was made available for the ‘Transferable Skills’ project. The aim of the project is to provide community project volunteers, both young and old, with additional skills to encourage greater understanding between older and younger age groups, challenge negative stereotypes and increase confidence in interacting with people from other groups and the wider community.

EAC National Housing for Older People Awards
EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

As the 2014 Awards are launched, we look at what they offer our FirstStop partners

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Living safely and well at home with FirstStop Advice

April saw FirstStop’s Living Safely and Well at Home initiative pick up speed. A joint effort by Care & R


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