Repair and maintenance


It’s important for your home to be well-maintained so that you and your family remain safe, healthy, warm, dry and comfortable.

It can also help to reduce your household running costs if your home is kept in a good state of repair. The following sections tell you what you need to know about how we can work together to look after your home.

Repair obligations

C&C’s Repair Team manages repair works for:

  • The structure and fabric of your home i.e. roofs, walls, external doors, window frames, plaster work, drains and gutters
  • The services and fixtures and fittings within your home that have been installed by C&C or where C&C have accepted responsibility i.e. water, gas, electricity, baths, sinks, toilets, heating and water heating
  • Communal areas i.e. common entrance doors, entrance halls, stairs, landings, lifts, communal TV aerials, shared gardens, parking areas and entry phones

You are responsible for a number of repairs to your property, which we can carry out (subject to change). This will be discussed with you when you request a specific repair.

Read more about repair charges. You can also see our chargeable repairs procedure for more information.

Looking after your home

Damp can often be treated and prevented - there are a few simple signs to look out for to help stop it becoming a problem. Find out more in our Preventing damp and mould leaflet.

Aids and adaptions

All aids and adaptations are intended to help you stay in your home and lead as independent a life as possible. We understand that every situation is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your individual needs.

Fitting aids and adaptations can mean either minor or major work to your home. Minor work includes things that can be done quickly and simply without disruption to your lifestyle and routine. In some cases, you may be able to do this yourself. Major work takes longer, is more expensive and is likely to cause some disruption so it needs to be carefully planned.

Minor aids and adaptations

These include:

  • handles
  • rails
  • banisters
  • poles
  • steps
  • lever taps
  • smoke alarms
  • WC paddle levers

If you think that your needs fall into this category, you can contact us and ask for help with aids and adaptations.

Major aids and adaptations

These include:

  • ramps
  • stair-lifts
  • through-floor lifts
  • bathroom-shower conversions
  • door widening
  • improvements to access
  • drop-down kerbs

If you need a major adaptation, we will support you to access the relevant Occupational Therapy department in your county, borough or district.

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