Our Property Maintenance Service provides assistance with minor repairs and modifications in the home.
The range of tasks include:
- installation of handrails and other mobility aids (in conjunction with community-based occupational therapists or as referred);
- minor carpentry repairs to furniture, doors, windows, gates and fences;
- repairs to door and window locks;
- installation of security chains;
- re-wiring of screens, doors and windows;
- sash window cords replacement;
- spouting clearing (within height restrictions);
- changing tap washers and freeing up hard-to-turn taps;
- minor cistern repairs;
- minor pruning where overhanging poses a safety risk;
- hard rubbish/bundled branch booking service;
- light globes changed;
- fuses repaired;
- re-lighting pilot light;
- installation of smoke detectors and replacement of batteries;
- cleaning windows;
- cleaning light fittings;
- removal of cobwebs from ceiling; and
- moving furniture.
Using the service
The service is available to frail older people and people with disabilities.
Property maintenance staff
The property maintenance team is experienced and skilled to assist with a variety of tasks and is able to respond promptly to urgent safety and security issues.
All staff have undergone Police and reference checks.
The fee for this service varies according to income. Monthly accounts are mailed out and can be paid at our Service Centre, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield or at any post office.
Accessing the service
Referrals for the Property Maintenance Service can be made by the applicant, family member or health and welfare organisations. Initial enquiries can be made by contacting us on 9524 3333.
Funding is provided by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments through the Home and Community Care (HACC) program to assist Council in providing these services.