Do you struggle doing odd jobs around your home?

Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF) support vulnerable people in the Epping Forest community with a variety of services. One is a community handyman.

The charity wants to protect older and vulnerable adults by making it easier for them to get help completing odd jobs around their homes. Many clients report that when trying to seek assistance for small jobs in their homes, some traders have refused to assist as the job is deemed too small and not worth their while which leaves them struggling, possibly at risk and distressed.

Voluntary Action’s community handyman is a chargeable service but a reasonable one. No job is deemed too small.

Whilst the service doesn't cover jobs that require professional assistance such as plumbing or electrics, it will undertake a wide range of tasks which help to enhance the daily lives of those who would otherwise be struggling, enabling them to continue living independently at home.

Jobs could include assembling flat pack furniture, changing lightbulbs, fitting keysafes, fixing loose paving stones or steps, changing batteries in clocks or remote controls, putting up pictures or shelves and much more.

VAEF's community handyman mark is police check approved which is a big relief to many when booking, including family who often don’t live nearby but are looking for someone reliable, trained and trustworthy.

If you or someone you know will benefit from Voluntary Action Epping Forest community h support, contact 01992 910 701 or 07529 222 862.

To view the charity's other services which support people in Epping Forest, visit