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TRADING STANDARDS APPROVED TRADER

Trading Standards run a 'Buy with Confidence' scheme under which they maintain a list of reliable contractors. To find a contractor on their list that covers your area go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/community/trading/pages/find-an-approved-trader-buy-with-confidence.aspx

There is also a leaflet explaining the scheme which can be downloaded here www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx



 

CARE & REPAIR (NORTHAMPTONSHIRE) Ltd

- is now registered as a Trusted Trader under Tradings Standards 'Buy with Confidence' Scheme. For full details of the scheme please refer to the above article.



 

ABILITY.NET

Our web site complies with W3C AA accessibility standard and in addition we have provided a choice of text size in order to make reading easier. To help you make your computer easier to use, there is a web site called Ability net who provide a range of advice on this topic.  www.abilitynet.org.uk



 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

have issued a leaflet about fire safety and they can provide you with advice and visit your home to give guidance on how to prevent fires and other hazards. They can also install a smoke detector if you don’t have one already.


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DOORSTEP CRIME

Northamptonshire Police as part of the Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) have issued a leaflet on this topic.
www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx
 

How can you be sure if the person at your door is genuine?
Most callers will be genuine but you must be sure BEFORE you open the door. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE, DON’T OPEN THE DOOR

(Don't forget Care and Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd keep a register of reliable contractors and also carry out Home Security work).


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BUY SOMETHING FOR MORE THAN £35 FROM DOORSTEP TRADESPEOPLE - and you have 7 days to change your mind.

The Office of Fair Trading together with their partners, have issued a leaflet on this topic. 'Buy something for more than £35 from doorstep salespeople and you have 7 days to change your mind'.


Spend more than £35 with a trader in your home, and in most cases you have 7 days to change your mind and cancel. Your right to cancel should be given to you in writing by the trader. If you’re not given this information, they can’t hold you to anything in the contract

(Don’t forget, Care and Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd keep a register of reliable contractors).


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CITIZENS ADVICE CONSUMER SERVICE………………..

provides clear and practical advice on a number of issues including Consumer Issues and advice on how to avoid scams. Visit www.adviceguide.org.uk/england and select 'Consumers' or telephone 08454 04 05 06.



 

HOME SECURITY

For a comprehensive guide to security of your home, select 'Crime Prevention' under the 'Security' section of Northamptonshire Police web site.

(Don’t forget, Care and Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd carry out Home Security work).



 

NO AND LOW COST WAYS TO SAVE HEAT….AND MONEY

All of the Councils within Northamptonshire have combined to issue information about taking the chill out of your home with grants for loft and cavity wall insulation. There is a free-phone number to call for details - 0800 731 8976 They have also issued some advice to help reduce your heating costs.


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WARM FRONT

Warm Front is a government-funded scheme which provides heating and insulation grants to make your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord and receive certain benefits or credits you may be able to claim a  grant of up to £3,500 (or £6,000 where oil, or other alternative technologies are recommended) for energy efficiency improvements.


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Care & Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd is fully accredited under the national Quality Mark for Home Improvement Agencies
We are an Industrial and Provident Society with charitable status. Charity number IP25783R