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Help save council's handyman service
9:23am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Letters
WIRRAL Council will soon decide whether to withdraw its excellent
"Handyperson Service" as part of the programme of cuts.
This service is used by the elderly and disabled at reasonable charges
for small often urgent household jobs which commercial traders would
not be interested in taking on.
It is available to private and social housing residents.
Without the Handyperson Service many of the most vulnerable people in
our community could fall victim to any exploiter, burglar or criminal
who claimed to be a handyman.
Their struggle to live independently would become much harder and some
could be driven prematurely into residential care.
Those without families, often former carers, would have to employ
strangers in their homes or rely on the goodwill of friends and
neighbours for help.
After years of skilled and dedicated service, the Handyperson staff,
whom clients regard as friends, now face possible redundancy.
Think again, Wirral Council: Hands off the Handyperson.
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