Care & Repair in Powys has appointed two new members of staff to expand the way in which the Agency can help older people in Powys to live safely, securely and independently in their own home.

The Agency has appointed a third ”Craftsperson”; Dave Buchan, previously a self-employed building contractor, has been appointed to carry out adaptations that prevent slips, trips and falls around the home.

A new Caseworker covering North Powys has also been appointed. Tracy Jones will be responsible for delivering the “Healthy Home Service”, a home based visiting service available to home owners and private tenants living in Powys over 60 years of age which assesses and advises on safety at home. Tracy previously worked as a Caseworker for Care & Repair in Coventry and has recently moved to the area.

Debbie Brooks, the Agency’s Team Leader, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave and Tracy to the Agency to increase the work we do”. She added: “Preventing slips, trips and falls reduces hospital admissions and enables safe discharge from hospital or the need for short term care. Simple adaptations to people’s homes, such as a handrail, can often make a huge difference”.

The Agency is funded by the Welsh Government, Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and Mid-Wales Housing Association.

If a safer home would benefit you, or anyone you know, please get in touch with Care & Repair in Powys on 0300 111 3333 or ask for the Healthy Home Service.

Photograph Caption: Tracy Jones (left), Caseworker and Dave Buchan (right), Craftsperson