Orkney Care & Repair completes 9000th small repair

(from left) Craig Spence OHAL chief executive, Alan Gray Care & Repair small repairs assistant, Hamish Flett and Mike Cooper Care & Repair manager

The Orkney Care & Repair team based at Orkney Housing Association has this week completed its 9000th small repair or adaptation.

Small repairs officer Alan Gray fitted a grab-rail and then helped Mike Cooper, Care and Repair manager, in presenting 98 year-old Hamish Flett with a hamper of goodies to mark the occasion.

Mr Flett said: “What a wonderful surprise. The Care & repair service have done a few peedie jobs over the years for me and the new rail will likely be useful too. They are always cheery, helpful and do a super job. We are lucky to have such a good service here.”

The Care & Repair service has been operating in Orkney for 30 years and has been delivering small repairs and adaptations since 2003. The team provide advice and assistance to private home owners and tenants, and also project manage larger works such as installing stair lifts and converting bathrooms to wet rooms.

Mike Cooper said: “I am really proud of the quality of work that our team do, in delivering small repairs that make a big difference to peoples’ lives in Orkney. The service helps people to live happily and remain in their own homes.”

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