Handy Van – Derbyshire Dales
The Handy Van Service for the Derbyshire Dales was first set up in June 2008.
The aim of the scheme is to ensure vulnerable people can remain in their homes and be safe and secure: this may include older people, disabled people, homes with children under 5 or people who have been burgled or who are at risk of domestic violence.
Our Handy Van person can carry out a FREE fire safety and security check within homes and if required fit security and fire safety equipment.
You can phone and ask for the van to visit your home and help with:
- Home fire safety checks
- Smoke alarms checked and fitted
- Home security checks
- Energy efficiency advice
- Practical tasks (lasting no more than 2 hours) for example:
- changing light bulbs
- securing carpets and rugs
- removing and hanging curtains
- checking stair rails are secure and appropriate
- installing key safes
- path and door access clearance
Each household will be able to access this FREE service twice a year.
The service is funded DCC, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service, High Peak Borough Council and the Police. Any of these agencies can refer people to the scheme.
For more information or to access this service please contact the Volunteer Centre on Tel: 01298 23970