Westmeath Care and Repair has recently launched in Athlone and Mullingar and hopefully beginning to operate in many other areas around Westmeath.
ABOUT CARE AND REPAIR
The Westmeath Care and Repair Programme consists of five services:
- The Repair Service
- The Home Visit Service
- The Trades Referral Service (a register of
- reliable and honest tradespersons)
- The Quote Check Service (a free "second opinion" about a quotation received for a job)
- The Daily Contact Service (a daily phone call)
ABOUT THE KIND OF JOBS UNDERTAKEN
Jobs range from replacing light bulbs to fitting door chains and spy-holes or smoke alarms, putting up shelves, moving light pieces of furniture across a room, and taking down/putting up curtains.
Volunteers in effect provide a willing pair of helping hands to do a variety of small tasks that an older person may find difficult to do.
A "job" is expected to take no longer than an hour, though many small tasks may be undertaken during the same visit.
The service is free of charge; the client only pays for the cost of materials used..
ABOUT THE TRADES REFERRAL SERVICE
Our pool of volunteers and handypersons is not intended to replace the need for specialist skilled tradespersons. Often people do not know how to go about getting reliable trades people. If the required job is beyond the scope of Westmeath Care and Repair, we will endeavour to supply the names of trustworthy trades people from a register which we will build up over time.
Thanks so much to Supermacs, Ardleigh Mullingar for sponsoring our T-Shirts and Ganleys and Kilmurrays for their support and assistance in helping the Elderly!