What is the Handyvan Service?

BCP Council are offering a variety of minor handyperson repairs around your home.


BCP Council's Handyvan Service provides practical and useful help to support those living in their own homes to maintain their independence. From general household tasks to small repair jobs, our friendly and qualified staff will meet your repair needs.


All staff are police checked, so we take the stress out of the domestic repairs and you stay in control. Don't waste time worrying, help is at hand.


The service is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays).

What will it cost me?

Only the cost of the materials!


Yes, it's that simple.

You only need to supply, or cover the cost of, any materials needed - the labour is free.


There are no hidden costs.

What can we do?

  • Replacing light bulbs & fuses  
  • Repairing / Installing grab rails  
  • Replacing Batteries in smoke detectors  
  • Fitting door chains, locks & spy holes  
  • Hanging curtains, tracks or rails  
  • Replacing broken toilet seats  
  • Repairing or securing carpet areas  
  • Moving small items of furniture  
  • Minor repairs to fences & gates  
  • Bleeding radiators  
  • Repairs / Clearing to pathways  
  • Plus many more...


Please Note - The repair jobs must be able to be completed within 2 hours to qualify.

Am I Eligible?

This service can be provided for free by people living within Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council who meet the following criteria -


- Aged over 60 or have a disability or a long term condition


In receipt of one or more of the following government benefits -

  • Any means tested benefit
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)


If you meet all of the above criteria then you qualify for the Handyvan Service.