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Get a handyperson in for a winter home check this year

Over 55s in in Barnet can get a winter home check to help with draughts, meters and home security

A toy handyperson
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As winter grows ever closer, Age UK Barnet’s vetted Handyperson team is now offering Winter Home checks to help Barnet residents over 55 save money and stay safe and warm.


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The Age UK handyperson team can:

  • Set heating timers and thermostats
  • Assist with installing draught proofing
  • Carry out light bulb checks
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Help read energy meters
  • Check window and door latches to minimise draughts
  • Sweep leaves from essential pathways
  • Assess for trip hazards and ensure safety rails are secure
  • Provide advice on security, locks, key safes and ring door bells.

A one-hour winter check cost £25 (free for people on means-tested benefits) – all draught proofing materials are free.
Please call the Handyperson team on 020 8150 0963 or email [email protected] to arrange a visit


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