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A helping hand in Armley

A helping hand in Armley

Elderly residents in sheltered schemes in Armley have been getting a helping hand with those tricky household odd jobs from a Handyperson scheme managed by Mears and West North West homes Leeds.

Odd jobs such as taking down curtains or putting up a cabinet can be a struggle for some elderly people and stop them from fixing and modernising their homes.  The free pilot scheme allowed residents to report their odd jobs to their scheme manager. Mears' friendly staff then set to work, making a real difference to older people living in the Armley schemes.

Not only has this helped the locals it has also supported Mears' own apprentices who took the opportunity to gain some valuable hands on experience.

Armley resident Valerie Harrison said "The help has been wonderful, they are helping put up some new blinds in my bedroom next - so the sun won't wake me up early in the mornings, its been lovely having them here."

Mears Manager Simon Senior said; 'This is an excellent programme, we are able to use our expertise and resources to give that little extra help to those in the community who need it most.'

Chris Simpson, interim chief executive of West North West homes Leeds said "It is great to be able to offer our elderly residents a helping hand in completing household chores which they may otherwise not be able to complete.

"This is a marvellous scheme, and I hope that the residents who can, take advantage and make use of the extra help."

To request a helping hand simply contact your scheme manager.