Minor Works Scheme
Window replacement: Lochmaddy, North Uist
The Minor Works Scheme (MWS) receives annual funding of £75K to enable the scheme delivery from the Butt to Barra.
At present the maximum total job value is capped at £7.5K. The grant covers the labour element of the work up to £2.5K with the client funding the material cost up to the 5K limit.
The qualifying criteria for the current MWS requires applicants to be over 60 and/or registered disabled. The household income must be less than £150 p/w excluding benefits and state pension.
The MWS was established to meet increasing demand for smaller measures which fell outside the remit of larger improvement type schemes. These measures include roof, chimney and rainwater goods repairs, repair and replacement of defective double glazed windows with water/wind ingress, repairs to central /water heating along with general plumbing and electrical repairs and full re-wire where required. The fitting of smoke and CO alarms is also included.
Window Replacement North Uist
Angus Peter Campbell Project Worker –
The client contacted Care & Repair in July 2014 for assistance with repairs to an extension to front of property. TIG’s Care & Repair officer went out and inspected the property and found there was significant damage to internal walls due to damp caused by defective windows.
After obtaining material costs and contacting a contractor for estimated labour costs the client paid and agreed upon shortfall for materials which enabled work to go ahead. The contractor completed work shortly after to a very high standard and the client was very complementary as she is now able to use her living room in comfort.
Iain Macleod Project worker –
The client of this property in Aird Point contacted TIG after severe storm damage which left a large hole in the roof either side of the chimney. Due to having no house insurance the client was unable to get the damage repaired which started to cause dampness and structural issues. TIG’s project officer Iain Macleod subsequently visited the property and was able to offer assistance in carrying out the minor repairs.