Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance (AWHIA)
- Do you need help to adapt or repair your property?
- Unsure where to start?
Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance exists to help people who need repairs or adaptations to their homes and either can't afford it or are not sure how to go about it. The service offers professional help to work out what needs doing, organising builders and surveyors and accessing grant funding. You can also get general advice and support along the way.
If you have a disability you may have seen (or need to see) an occupational therapist. We can help you to make an application for a grant or seek out alternative funding from other sources (but you will have had to have seen an occupational therapist before applying for a grant). See also our information on disabled facilities grants (and occupational therapy) and repair grants.
After we have carried out work we ask you to fill in an a satisfaction survey form to help us monitor and improve the service. To save postage costs you can complete instead the form below online:
We offer a Handyman Service. A reasonable charge of £10 per hour (or part thereof) is made for labour (up to a maximum two hours) and you supply any materials needed.
You can find out more about how we can help you get those small jobs sorted out by contacting the Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance Team.
To qualify for the Handyman you must meet one of the following criteria:
- be aged 60 and over, or
- be disabled,
- or vulnerable
The Handyman Service is available to Adur & Worthing residents.
What we can do:
- simple plumbing (tap washers, lever taps)
- carpentry (shelves, repairs)
- gutter clearance or repairs
- grab rails
- curtain rails
- moving furniture (not clearance)
- telephone extensions
- fence repairs
What we can't do:
- large scale painting and decorating
- gas or electrical works
You can use our online form below to register your interest in getting Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance's Handyman to come and do work for you:
If you live in the Adur District or Worthing Borough and are concerned about home security this scheme may be of interest to you. It is a Community Safety Initiative sponsored by Adur & Worthing Councils and Sussex Police. The intention of the scheme is to help victims of crime (or those in fear of crime).
We can survey your property and can offer advice and assistance with fitting, for example:
- Door and window locks
- Door viewers and chains
- Smoke detectors
- Key safes
Some people may be eligible to have these items fitted free.
For further information please telephone the Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance Team or apply online using the form below:
Contact Adur & Worthing Home Improvement Assistance
Home Improvement Assistance,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
44 Richmond Road,