Service helps seniors live comfortably and safely in their own home

Published on 07 February 2022


Connecting seniors to reliable and qualified tradespeople can go a long way to helping them remain living comfortably and safely in their own home.

From installing handrails and ramps to gutter cleaning and minor carpentry, electric works and window cleaning, City of Ryde's subsidised Home Modification and Maintenance Service for eligible people aged 65+ (50 years and over for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background) is one way that Council is empowering its senior citizens.

New rails for stairs
There is a wide range of modification services available through the service to help make living independently easier

The service is available for eligible people living in the Ryde and Hunter's Hill local government areas who have completed a My Aged Care assessment. All tradespeople are qualified, insured and have a criminal record check to ensure a reliable and safe service. It also takes away the stress of having to source multiple quotes and determine the quality of suppliers.


Connect with reliable tradespeople who can assist with maintaining your home at a reasonable cost

Shirley, a resident of West Ryde, has used the Home Modification and Maintenance Service for more than two years. "It takes the worry of calling several suppliers for quotes out of your hands," she said. "The tradesmen are all top notch. Punctual, efficient and professional. Their rates are competitive and they always leave the work area cleaned. Can’t recommend them enough.”

Modifications can make a key difference to people's lives by improving accessibility around the home. Ross, also of West Ryde, said this about the service: “Without these modifications, I could not use the bathroom. I could not access my clothesline and I could not safely enter and leave my house. In short, I could not remain in my home. I believe your organisation makes a significant contribution to the wellbeing of the frail aged within the municipalities.”

Interested in finding out more about this service? Visit our Home Modifications and Maintenance Service page