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Care and Repair

Care and Repair is an independent charity based in Lanark covering all of South Lanarkshire.

The organisation provides a free and confidential service to those who need information, advice and practical help with carrying out adaptations and repairs to their home.

This service is funded by South Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire. You are able to use the Care and Repair Service if you or someone who lives with you is: A homeowner or are a tenant of a private landlord 65 or older Living with a long-term health problem or illness.


1987: Care and Repair started in Scotland with the aim to improve the quality of people’s lives that are living in poor accommodation. There are currently 30 C&R services in Scotland and over 300 in the UK and similar services in exist in Ireland, Canada & Australia.

1996: Care and Repair started in South Lanarkshire managed by Shelter for a short time and the by Clydesdale Housing Association.

2004: We became an independent charity with a Board of directors and have been operating independently since then.

2017: We successfully tendered for a 3 + 1 year contract with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver Disabled Adaptations and a Repairs and Maintenance service across South Lanarkshire.

2018: New Board Chair and a new manager.


Care and Repair can assist with:

  • Assessment of work required
  • Specifications of works required for tender purposes
  • Contractor selection and tendering
  • Checking of tenders
  • Inspection of completed works

To be eligible for assistance you must:

  • Live in South Lanarkshire
  • Live in a privately owned house. For rented homes the landlord has responsibility for many aspects of home maintenance – we are able to advise on this. 
  • Someone living in the house must be over 65 years old or be living with a physical or mental disability.

Care and Repair can also provide free solar-powered lights for eligible residents in the Lanark area*, as part of the 'Stay Bright' Tesco Bags of Help funded scheme.

*Lanark Tesco area – most of Clydesdale - North, South and East of Lanark stopping before Lesmahagow and Carluke as they have their own Tesco stores. To be eligible for this scheme you or someone in your home need to be aged over 65 or be living with a physical or mental disability. The lights could also be used as part of your home security measures if you are not feeling safe and secure at home at night.

"If you are eligible, we would ask that you only ask us to fit a light if you really need one, this could be because your existing light no longer works or is inadequate or you don’t have one and are scared of falling in the dark."

To make contact with Care and Repair, please call 01555 666 200 or email


Name of business: Care and Repair

Address: 6A Hope St, Lanark ML11 7LZ

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 09:15am – 04:45pm, Friday: 09:15am – 04:00pm


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