Care & Repair: The support we offer

Care & Repair Daventry is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping older people, people with disabilities, children and vulnerable people to live in safety and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.

Our service is focused on ensuring that existing homes are fit for purpose and that vulnerable people are able to continue living independently and safely in  their own homes for as long as possible. 

Our caseworkers offer practical advice, guidance and potential solutions to people who need repairs or  adaptations.

We aim to take the hard work and hassle of home repairs and adaptations away from our clients.

Our pledge - we will:

  • Arrange for a member of our friendly team to visit you to discuss and assess your needs
  • Advise on any grants and funding that might be available and help you fill out all the necessary paperwork
  • Assist you by obtaining competitive estimates and architectural drawings for the work from trusted contractors
  • Work with contractors, occupational therapists and other organisations on your behalf to take the stresses and strains out of the process
  • Keep you fully informed and involved throughout the process, right through to completion of works
  • Arrange for the work to take place at a time to suit you 
  • Make sure the job is completed to everyone's satisfaction before arranging for payment.

You can find out more in our Code of Practice. The Code is a set of written guidelines which  helps our service to comply with ethical and health standards and explains how people working in our service should behave, as well as the level of care you should expect. 

Download our 2018/19 Annual Report

Contact us


Phone 0300 126 7000

Improving homes and lives

Care & Repair Daventry District can help with a range of home improvements and adaptions, including:

  • Home adaptations, including the installation of level access showers and bathroom solutions
  • Access solutions, such as ramps, handrails, lifts, hoists, the widening of doors, and driveway and parking solutions
  • Conversions, including ground floor bathroom and bedroom adaptions and garage conversions
  • Repairs to leaky roofs and guttering and replacements for draughty and rotten windows and doors
  • Essential minor repair works
  • Central heating repairs and installation.


Find out more on our grants and funding page or download our Disabled Facilities Grants leaflet.

Privately-funded work

Want that perfect job without the worry? You don't have to be receiving a grant to access support from Care & Repair Daventry District.

Our friendly, helpful team will take the hard work and hassle out of your home improvements and adaptations.

Find out more about the support we offer for privately-funded work 

Care and repair bathroom
Level access shower
Care and Repair Outside conversion
Outside conversion

Other sources of help

Disabled Council Tax Band Reduction

Did you know if you are either vulnerable or disabled you may be able to apply for a council tax reduction or exemption?

Council tax is not payable where certain conditions are met.  An exemption can be applied to an occupied property when all the residents are severely mentally impaired

Disabled band reduction
If you or someone who lives with you is disabled the amount you pay could be reduced by one band

Find out more about exemptions and disabled band reductions

Good Neighbours scheme

Daventry District Council works with Northamptonshire ACRE to set up Good Neighbours schemes across Daventry District, providing volunteers who can offer support to fellow residents in need of a little extra help.

Please find out more on the Good Neighbours Scheme page