Handyperson Service

Age UK Berkshire is working with Wokingham Borough Council to provide a short term home from hospital service for Wokingham Borough residents.

The service offers practical support such as help with shopping, cleaning, GP appointments and medication ordering. The service lasts for 2-3 weeks.

Our experienced staff work with you to ensure that you are settled in at home as soon as possible after being discharged from hospital, they can also support with information, advice and signposting to other services that will help you in the future.

The service works on a referral basis, so please talk to your healthcare professional when your discharge plans are being made to see if the service is suitable for you.

Do you have a safeguarding procedure e.g. DBS?: Yes
How often does this service/activity take place?: Other - please indicate in the description
Categories:
Learning something new
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with anxiety/depression
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Day:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Time of day:
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Average waiting list (weeks): 4
Service access criteria: Chargeable service or free if referred by WBC

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