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Care and repair is encouraging youth employment

Castlehill’s Care and Repair service is currently advertising for a trainee handyman.

The 25 hour a week post, working out of Castlehill’s Waverley Place office is being advertised through the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations website https://scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p19v/a1x0n00000bpw6duad-trainee-handyman   This 1-year funded post, closes in late February and will give a young person real on-the-job training and experience which they may not have otherwise been able to access. The role will involve assisting Care and Repairs’ four handymen who are providing the Small Repairs Service, carrying out minor repairs for both owner occupiers and tenants of landlords across the city.  Please contact your local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access a CJS application form.

Aberdeen Care and Repair work closely with other third sector agencies to encourage youth employment. A role like this provides young people with real skills, improves confidence, empathy, and understanding and encourages young people to be aware of issues faced by older and disabled people that they had perhaps not considered.

The Small Repairs Service can be accessed by anyone within Aberdeen City and they do not have to be a Castlehill tenant to use it. Charges for the service are set on an annual basis and offered for a reasonable fee and offered at a reduced rate for those on qualifying benefits. Care and Repair also offer free advice and assistance service for those over 60 or with long term health issues or disability. This invaluable service aims to help people repair and adapt their homes to help them live independently within the comfort of their own homes and communities.

For further information on the services offered by Care and Repair please call 01224 251133.