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This report sets out interim findings from the first year of an independent evaluation of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG’s) handyperson programme. Undertaken by the University of York, the evaluation will measure the success and value for money of the programme and whether the needs of clients were met. It will also assemble evidence on setting up and operating successful services.
These interim findings provide emerging evidence about the preventative nature of handyperson services in avoiding costs elsewhere. Final findings will be available at a later date.
The findings and recommendations in this report are those of the consultant authors and do not necessarily represent the views or proposed policies of DCLG.