The Hazard Repairs service is specifically designed to address essential repairs.

Anyone paying their council tax to Leeds City Council qualifies for this service under the following criteria:

60 years or over, homeowners and in receipt of council tax support
Under 60 years, homeowners and in receipt of council tax support and a disability benefit
For essential repair of faults within the home which constitute a hazard to the client.

This service is limited to one intervention a year.

Download our Home Plus (Leeds) leaflet here as a PDF.

Available support includes...

Wet Plumbing

Repairs to blocked and leaking toilets. Repairs to existing showers. Replacing seals around baths and sinks.


Fitting and raising sockets to reduce trips, repairing and replacing broken light switches.


Fitting or repositioning shelves, repairs and clearing gutters, repairs to loose/uneven floorboards.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens if I can’t afford to pay for repairs to my house?

    We have some limited grants for minor repairs for home owners. To qualify, you must be over 60 and in receipt of Council Tax Support or be in receipt of Council Tax Support and Disability Benefit, if you are under 60.

    If you do not receive these benefits our Support Workers can check you are receiving your benefit entitlement and advise how to make a claim.

  • I live in council, housing association, sheltered or private rented accommodation. Who is responsible for work and what can Care & Repair do to help me?

    Your landlord will be responsible for the main repairs for example to the structure and exterior of your home, heating, water etc. You may be responsible for some repairs and this will be set out in your tenancy agreement.

    First check if it your landlord’s responsibility and if not if you need your landlord’s permission to repair or improve the property. You can then can contact us in the usual way.

  • What if I can pay for the work but am unsure where to start, what needs doing and who to trust

    We have the Leeds Directory of trusted and vetted service providers. You can go online or call our friendly helpline on 0113 3784610. If you would like more support with the work to your home, we can offer a full service to ensure you get the right work done at the right price and of the right quality.  Please call our friendly customer service team for more information on our Supported Repairs and Improvements Service 0113 240 6009.

  • Who qualifies for the repairs service?

    Anyone paying their council tax to Leeds City Council

    60 years or older who own their own home and be in receipt of Council Tax Benefit
    Under 60 years who own their own home and be in receipt of both Council Tax Benefit and either PIP or DLA

    Essential plumbing, electrical and joinery works up to the value of £100 – Limited to one job per year.

What our Clients say…

“I now feel a lot safer and this is down to the amount of support I received from different places that was set off by the initial referral. I look forward to having more dealings with Care & Repair in future. 

What a wonderful service they provide and I count myself fortunate to have been guided in their direction.”