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Shelter NI

The Helping Hands Service establishes your household needs and provides a ‘First Response’ where you require urgent repairs or maintenance to your home.

This service is available to anyone over 65 living in the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area.

The Helping Hands Service will work with you to discover and remedy any urgent issues around the home that might have the potential to cause you harm in the future.

“GABLE Helping Hands was introduced to us by our Occupational Therapist, since having our hand rails fitted it’s made getting in and out of the house a lot easier and safer. This is a great service with an easily affordable price. I have recommended the service to many friends and will continue to use the service in the foreseeable future”

What can we do?

The Helping Hands Service will carry out the following: -

Works to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
Urgent Repairs and Maintenance both inside and outside your home
Works to Prevent Deterioration of the house

There will be a charge involved which is subsidised.

Other services:

Subject to available funding GABLE offer small electrical safety grants through the Screwfix Foundation.

For further details on these and other available services please contact us.

What our clients think:

“I’d like to think the GABLE Helping Hands scheme is going to be around for some time. Excellent job, I can’t get over how good a job they did, my family have past comment on how well it looks. I have recommended this service to neighbours and friends. And I was very pleased with the cost”

“It’s great to know there is a service like GABLE Helping Hands out there for the elderly. Easy to deal with service, stress free. Great value for money and a professional service carried out. Would recommend the service to anyone over the age of 65”

“Had a bad a fall a while back from the front door down the steps, and it nearly killed me. Extremely pleased to get my handrails installed. Didn’t know who or where to go about getting handrails until GABLE popped up. Great job was done for a good price, I am very grateful” 

“I Decided to Use Gables Helping Hands service and found the handyman does a great, professional job at minimal cost”

 “Having the handrail fitted at the front entrance was the best thing we’ve had done in years! We feel a lot better now knowing we can enter and exit the house safely, in all weather conditions. All visitors that have been to the house since the minor works taken place have commented on how much of a professional job was undertake for such minimal cost”

Get In Touch

For more information please contact us:

Unit 24, Orchard Road Industrial Estate,
Strabane, BT82 9FR

Tel: 028 7188 2147