Handyperson services provide low-level, low-cost interventions that are considered extremely helpful if not vital by service users, but also contribute to a number of strategic objectives around keeping vulnerable people safe and independent in their own home, and can be used to facilitate re-ablement and hospital discharge. The best handyperson services can identify other issues in the client’s life, or home environment, which may be having a detrimental impact on their quality of life, safety or health. Early identification of such issues can significantly impact on the likelihood of such a client entering a crisis situation at a later date. As such handyperson services contribute to the wider prevention agenda.
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