The aim of Care and Repair is to give help and support to home owners and private tenants to adapt, maintain, repair or improve their homes.

Who is eligible?

This service is available to home owners and tenants of private landlords in the Falkirk Council area, who are of any age and who have a disability or are aged 60 or over.

How can Care and Repair help you?

We offer a free advice service to:

  • help you decide what repairs and improvements are needed in your home and/or assist you in the process of adapting your home. This may involve an assessment from the Community Care Team
  • give you an idea of the cost and how to raise the money
  • help you to contact suitable people to provide plans
  • help you get quotations (prices) from reliable contractors
  • help you appoint a suitable contractor to do the work
  • help you fill in forms and apply for grants/funding
  • put you in touch with other agencies that may be able to help
  • help you cope while work is being done

Please note: The Care and Repair Service cannot recommend contractors or consultants but if asked, will direct you to Buy With Confidence, a website run by Trading Standards.

What about the cost?

The Care and Repair service is free.

Grants are available from us to help with the cost of certain works including major adaptations (work) for disabled people. Sometimes extra help may also be available from benefits agencies or charitable organisations.