Advice on repair and care of Shire homes

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Aberdeenshire Council is to hold a series of events giving advice to home owners and private tenants on carrying out repairs, maintenance, improvements or adaptations to their homes.

The Scheme of Assistance run by Aberdeenshire Council aims to to:

·Adapt houses to make them suitable to meet the needs of a disabled person;

· Encourage homeowners to repair, maintain and improve their homes.

The council can assist homeowners by visiting their home to identify and prioritise works.

Officers will also help homeowners to access grants and equity loans which could help with the costs.

Chair the council’s housing and social work committee, Councillor Karen Clark said: “This service is available to all homeowners across Aberdeenshire.

“I would encourage any homeowner who knows they need to have repairs carried out but do not know where to start to attend one of these events or contact the team.”

Housing officers will be explaining Scheme of Assistance at events held over the next couple of months:.

They will be at Peterhead Library on Thursday, June 12, from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Committee vice-chair, Councillor Alisan Norrie added: “The council is committed to helping improve properties in its own stock as well as for homeowners and this scheme for private owners helps towards this.”

If homeowners are looking for assistance they can either go along to the free event at Peterhead Library or alternatively, they can telephone 01467 628491or 01467 628492.