Care and Repair Edinburgh – Better At Home

Care and Repair Edinburgh (C&RE) is a registered charity supporting older (60+) and disabled people to live safely at home through providing a range of practical services.

C&RE is contracted by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to provide the following core services:

  • small repairs
  • adaptations
  • FREE handyperson/volunteer
  • keysafe fitting (police approved)
  • trade referrals.

C&RE has asked Edinburgh CCs to help raise awareness of the services in place to support elderly or disabled  people. C&RE say that we all know an elderly or older person that may need support even if it is as simple as changing a light bulb as climbing ladders and standing on chairs is a challenge for elderly residents and is a falls risk. C&RE wants as many people to know that we are here to help and that our volunteers are trained, vetted and local.

C&RE can attend groups, team meetings and events so please do not hesitate to ask. C&RE receives referrals from various support agencies across Edinburgh; older and disabled people directly, friends and family, NHS Lothian Social Work Departments, occupational therapists, AGE Scotland, fire and rescue and community Groups.

C&RE’s vision is Better at Home, working with and for clients to enable them to remain as independent for as long as is possible. The increased delivery of C&RE’s core services will make a significant contribution to the prevention of accidents and falls and will result in lower hospital admissions. Being a small and nimble organisation, C&RE is able to provide a responsive service in terms of fitting hand rails, chains and keysafes to help facilitate and expedite discharge.

C&RE contact details

Care and Repair Edinburgh
1 Osborne Terrace
Edinburgh, EH12 5HG


phone: 0131 337 1111