Help at Home

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Help at Home is a gardening, decorating and basic repair service covering the whole of the Harrogate District. All tasks are carried out by a Support Worker alongside volunteers.

Take a look at a typical gardening task for our Help at Home team… in just 48 seconds:

Priority is given to older people, those who are vulnerable and people with disabilities who can no longer manage to carry out the tasks themselves, have no family help or cannot afford a professional service.

If you fall into our priority groups we may be able to help you as follows:

  • Gardening, general tidying up, lawn mowing, hedge cutting etc.
  • Painting
  • Basic repairs & DIY tasks
  • Odd jobs e.g. moving furniture, defrosting freezers, clearing out a shed

No job is too small for our team. However, our service does not extend to regular garden maintenance. Please note, the length of our waiting list varies but we will get to people as soon as we can.

The Help at Home service does not have a fixed charge, but we ask that you cover the cost of materials used if you can (e.g. paint) and we welcome contributions towards the labour. All donations are reinvested into the scheme to help with running costs, purchase equipment and volunteers’ expenses.

20160720_100832_resized“The relief at seeing my garden transformed rather took me by surprise and has restored my faith and boosted my confidence.” Help at Home client

To book a job or for more information about Help at Home, please contact Christine on 01423 813096 or email

Click here to find out more about becoming a volunteer with Help at Home.

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