Thursday 22 October 2015

Care and Repair

What a great service Care and Repair is, helping people stay in their own homes, feeling safe, warm and comfortable. Small jobs, such as grab rails, handrails on steps etc. can be free of charge for those receiving benefits, but usually there is a fair charge for the work. If you need work done in or around your home, please contact your local Care and Repair. This is for home owners, they can't send workers to Council or Housing Association houses. In those cases you would need to contact your landlord.

What I think is great that we can go to Care and Repair to find local workman and be sure that their work and work ethics have been checked out. It can be so risky these days finding someone to do a simple job unless a friend or neighbour can recommend someone. 

After Carol had told us all about the service offered in the Neath area, here in South Wales, our new lead nurse for our COPD team called in for a chat and to introduce herself to us. Some of us remember Denise from a few years ago, when she briefly worked in Neath, the she went to Cardiff. Well now she is back in Neath and it was great to have a general chat with her, for us all to get to know a bit about each other, rather than just patient and nurse stuff.