care and Repair volunteers

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


Fingal LEADER Partnership is delighted to announce a pilot programme of handyperson services to undertake minor household repairs in the homes of older people in the Skerries area. At the moment, we are looking for volunteers living in Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk, Rush or nearby. Our most pressing need is for people with a good level of DIY skills.

Our Repair Service uses a pool of volunteers and handypersons to carry out small repairs and to complete minor home tasks for older people. The most common services required by older people are: minor gardening (e.g. mowing lawns); minor home decorating (e.g. interior painting); installing handrails; tacking down carpets; changing plugs, fuses and light bulbs; installing security locks and chains; hanging curtains; and installing domestic smoke alarms.

The time commitment required is not large; in general we would hope that you can take part in at least one job a week. We are especially interested in retired persons. You should have a positive, caring attitude, a little spare time and the ability to help older people with small tasks around the home. We will provide full training and insurance. All volunteers are subject to Garda vetting.

If you are interested in volunteering for this very worthwhile programme, please contact Helen @ Fingal LEADER Partnershp, Unit 14, BEaT Centre, Stephenstown Industrial Estate, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin or 01 8020484 or hduffy@fingalleaderpartnership.ie