Care and Repair

The Care and Repair in East Dunbartonshire service - previously managed by Caledonia Housing Association - is now operated by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Contact details

Care and Repair in East Dunbartonshire

Tel:  0300 123 4510
Email:  customerservices@eastdunbarton.gov.uk 
Speak to a customer service agent in any of our Community Hubs.

The service provides free and practical advice and assistance for East Dunbartonshire residents aged 65 and over, or 60 and over with a disability or long term illness. This support extends all the way from completing minor repairs, through to assistance if you need an adaptation to your home.

There is no charge for labour or travel costs and you only pay for the cost of materials if supplied by the service.

For relevant jobs please see below:

Repairs 

The Care and Repair team carry out a range of repairs and small jobs including:-

  • Changing lightbulbs, fuses, batteries
  • Fitting draft excluders
  • Repairing kitchen units
  • Repairing/ fitting hinges and locks
  • Assembling small flat pack furniture
  • Fitting shelving
  • Fitting toilet seats
  • Trimming doors
  • Hanging curtains/ fitting curtain rails
  • Turning mattresses
  • Repairing doors/ windows

The Care and Repair team can also carry out a complete safety check around your home and identify any hazards or dangers which may pose a threat to your health, safety or security.

To qualify for the service, you must:

  • Live in East Dunbartonshire
  • Be a homeowner or private rented tenant
  • Be aged 65 or over, or 60 with a disability

 

 New interlinked smoke and heat alarms

The Care and Repair team can supply and install the new interlinked smoke and heat alarms, now required by law in every household in Scotland, to those residents that meet the eligibility criteria.
 
The criteria, as set by the Scottish Government and Care and Repair Scotland is:
  • You must live and own your home that has a Council Tax banding of A-C.
  • You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit, or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance
If you meet the eligibility or are unsure if you do, please contact Customer Services on 0300 1234510 where you will be asked a set of questions in order to establish whether you are eligible for assistance.
 
The details of those qualifying for assistance will be sent to the Care and Repair team who will make arrangements to supply and install the alarms at no charge to the resident. 
 
Residents who do not meet the criteria can be referred by Customer Services to Scottish Fire and Rescue  to request a Home Fire Safety visit.