5000th customer for Cairn’s Care and Repair handyperson service

Norman Gillies (Cairn), Morag Ross, Michael Cuthbertson and Alasdair Ross
Norman Gillies (Cairn), Morag Ross, Michael Cuthbertson and Alasdair Ross

Cairn’s Care and Repair team has celebrated almost ten years of providing a handyperson service in Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey with their 5000th customer.

Norman Gillies, Cairn’s handyperson, and Michael Cuthbertson, an occupational therapist with NHS Highland, presented Mr and Mrs Ross from Inverness, with a bouquet of flowers and a gift voucher after completing a job to fit grab rails to their front and back doors.

Mrs Ross said: “We just moved over to Inverness from Skye to live closer to our family and it was a lovely surprise to be the 5000th client. We really appreciate what Norman has done for us, he did a great job.”

The Cairn handyperson service carries out small repairs and adaptations for older people and individuals with a disability. The Care and Repair team also carry out larger projects such as disabled wet rooms, stair lifts and even house extensions.

Care and Repair Scotland estimate that for every £1 spent on Care and Repair services the NHS saves £4.50.

Tony Orr, Cairn’s Care and Repair manager, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team and we’re proud to have helped so many people continue to live safely and independently in their own homes. The Handyperson Service is a much needed and appreciated service for our communities in the Highlands.”

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