Thousands to benefit from Staffordshire-wide service

Revival is now offering valuable home improvement support to older home owners, people on low incomes and disabled people, across Staffordshire for the first time.

Revival has been helping people in North Staffordshire for several years offering home improvements and adaptations like installing grab rails, stair lifts, level access showers and helping people gain access to disabled facility grants.

The service can make the difference between some people staying in their own homes or having to move.

Now the service has been extended, in an agreement with Staffordshire County Council, to cover the remaining six districts in the county, which includes Stafford Borough, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, South Staffordshire, Tamworth and Lichfield.

Up to 3,000 additional householders could benefit from the service.

The service expansion will also lead to 10 new jobs as Revival increase staffing from 33 to 43 staff.

Christina Timmis, manager of Revival, said: “The service is an extension of what we are currently providing in North Staffordshire, it will be delivering adaptations to disabled and elderly people, helping them with completing applications and managing the work carried out by our Trusted Contractors.

“We will also be giving advice and support on home and care options and how to access funds, whether from the local authority or from a charity to pay for essential repairs, improvements, or disabled adaptations.

Revival will also offer advice for people considering their housing and care options, such as wanting to move to be closer to their families, as well as guidance on applying for grants.

The agency currently delivers services to around 3,000 clients and expects to help a further 1,200 every year under the contract awarded by Staffordshire County Council.

Clients are usually referred by social services but there are no restrictions on who can refer potential clients.

All contractors used on Revival projects are Trustmark approved.

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Revival Home Improvement Agency. 308 London Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5AB