Osborne supports sheltered scheme residents with free odd jobs assistance

Winchester City Council Sheltered Scheme Residents were delighted to have some of their home odd jobs done. Winchester City Council’s Claire Scott, liaised with Osborne Social Value Manger, Neal Allison to get this project delivered with customer satisfaction as its focus.

Sheltered scheme residents often face challenges in maintaining their homes due to physical limitations or lack of resources. Simple tasks such as putting up curtain rails or shelves, can become overwhelming for them. Osborne understands the impact these small jobs can have on residents’ quality of life and aims to enhance the well-being and independence of residents to help make a difference.

Aware that Osborne was offering this free-of-charge service, residents put forward small jobs to their local Winchester City officers, then, over two days, Osborne Operative Ben visited twelve sheltered schemes across the district.  Ben was able to assist sheltered scheme residents with a variety of odd jobs, ensuring that their living spaces are safe, functional, and personalised to their needs, attending to the varied jobs on the list.

From hanging pictures, curtain rails, mirrors, clocks, shelves, and blinds, replacing cat flaps to assembling flat-packed furniture, residents were delighted with this support.

By providing free odd jobs assistance to sheltered scheme residents across Winchester, Osborne hopes to foster a sense of belonging and support for the city’s sheltered scheme residents, allowing them to feel more secure and comfortable in their homes. By working closely with each resident to understand their specific needs, Osborne ensured that the jobs were completed efficiently and to customer’s satisfaction.

‘I have been waiting to replace the curtains with a blind for some time, it really makes a difference to my home’.

Thank you.

Mark, resident

‘Lovely to have my new curtains up, my niece had tried to fit the rail for me, I have waited a year to have curtains that cover all the window, they will make watching tv better without the glare.’

Mary, resident

‘A really good and useful thing to do’.

Judith, resident