Orkney Care & Repair offers independent advice and assistance to help homeowners repair, improve or adapt their homes so that they can continue to live in comfort and safety in their own community.
We have been “improving homes, improving lives” for over 30 years, with 2018 marking and celebrating the 30th year.
We offer personal, financial and technical support to people facing the difficult task of repairing, improving or adapting a home which is no longer suitable to their needs.
We are now able offer the service to a wider client base, through the ‘Scheme of Assistance’ awarded by Orkney Islands Council.
The Scheme of Assistance aims to:
This means that now anyone living in privately owned or rented properties can access a wide range of housing related assistance.
The provision of advice and information is a central part of our role, as well as providing practical assistance with grant applications and co-ordinating repairs. We offer a home-based and personalised service, which puts the client in control of decisions. Staff assist clients through the entire process; deciding what work is to be done, help arranging finance and organising the building works.
Building work is funded in a variety of ways, including local authority grants, benefits, client funds and applications to specific charitable funds.
Although Orkney Care and Repair cannot pay for works, we can:
Davie & Lennie building a ramp
You can speak to us each Wednesday at our regular ‘drop-in’ held at SELBRO up at Hatston, or you can visit our offices in Victoria Street, Kirkwall. Our address and contact details can be found on the “Contact Us” page.
Orkney Care and Repair is managed by Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) and the service is funded by Orkney Islands Council.