Our Handyperson Service

We offer a “Handyperson Service” to all Maryhill Housing tenants who are disabled, over 60 years old or otherwise vulnerable.

The service is provided to help people to continue to enjoy living in their own homes safely and independently.  The Handyperson Service providing small repairs and adaptations.

The Handyperson can assist with small repairs and adaptation like:

  • Putting up grab rails/handrails/curtains/blinds;

  • Fixing pictures/mirrors etc. to walls;

  • Moving furniture;

  • Changing light bulbs;

  • Giving advice and/or tuning new TVs to the digital service;

  • Building flat pack furniture subject to certain timescales.

Each job will be limited to a maximum of 2 hours. The Handyperson cannot carry out decorating, gardening, any kind of gas work, electrical wiring or general domestic tasks including washing windows.

You will have to provide your own materials and fittings/fixtures - otherwise the service will be FREE including any screws/nails/glues required which the Handyperson may have to use. If you don’t provide your own materials we will charge for these materials.

Requests for the service can be made by calling 0141 946 2466 or emailing enquiries@maryhill.org.uk . You can also write to us or visit our office at 45 Garrioch Road, Glasgow, G20 8RG.

You should always ask the Handyperson for identification when they call at your home.

Neighbourhood Team

Our Neighbourhood Team are stationed at the base of 29 Glenavon Road.

The Team are there to help you and do a number of things including:

  • Monitoring CCTV;

  • Managing the security of the blocks via CCTV and the controlled entry system;

  • Patrolling the blocks and the immediate vicinity of the buildings;

  • Dealing with graffiti/vandalism;

  • Carrying out small repairs in people’s homes;

  • Monitoring, reporting and raising repairs;

  • Providing a first response to anti-social issues when they  arise;

  • Providing support for vulnerable and elderly tenants;

  • Assisting the Glenavon Residents’ Association and the Mini Multis’ Residents Association;

  • Ensuring door fobs are programmed correctly so that they work;

  • Unblocking waste chutes.

Estate Caretaking Team

Our Estate Caretaking Team focusses on dealing with environmental issues. We know this is a high priority because you have told us.  Keeping our communities looking good is extremely important.

When are the Caretaking Team available?

The Caretaking Team are available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Their time is spent on a number of duties, some of which will involve them being out and about in the community.

What do the Caretaking Team do at the Glenavon flats and “Mini-Multis?

The Caretaking Team are responsible for the programmed cleaning of Maryhill Housing’s blocks of flats.

What can the Caretaking Team do in the wider area to help the community?

Some of the Caretaking Team's duties include:

  • Lifting bulk or dumped rubbish;

  • Cutting grass (during the cutting season)

  • Garden assistance for tenants who are waiting to get this work carried out by Glasgow City Council;

  • Weeding on open spaces;

  • Hedge trimming on open spaces;

  • Small painting projects  such as fences and railings;

  • Graffiti removal;

  • Gritting;

  • De-mossing.

You can contact us about any of the above by calling 0141 946 2466 or emailing enquiries@maryhill.org.uk . You can also write to us or visit our office at 45 Garrioch Road, Glasgow, G20 8RG.