Care and Repair service

Knowsley Council, in partnership with Livv Housing, offers a Care and Repair Scheme to help vulnerable people live independently and safely in their homes.

We provide independent living advice to make your home more comfortable and accessible.  Our trained assessors can identify the aids and adaptations most useful to you, such as:

  • Stair rails
  • Grab rails
  • Installation of steps
  • Commodes
  • Perching stools

If you require more complex or larger adaptations, we can refer you to the right team for the job. 

The service is open to all Knowsley residents, whether you are a Livv Housing customer, homeowner or rent privately. 

Financial support

Many minor adaptations can be done for free.  Our team can advise you about whether you are eligible for financial help towards the cost of any changes. 

Handy person service

For a nominal cost, our team of DBS checked handy persons can help with a wide range of repairs and maintenance work such as:

  • Minor plumbing and joinery
  • Small scale painting
  • Hanging curtain poles
  • Fitting battery smoke alarms

Contractor support

Planning a large home improvement project can feel daunting.  We offer a contract support service to help you; our team will advise you through the project, step-by-step, from start to finish. 

Out team will meet with you to talk about the work you need, then advise you on the best approach; we can even help you to find the right person for the job using our list of trusted tradespeople.


Our dedicated team are on hand to offer free advice.  

Call, email, or drop in for a chat. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Livv Care & Repair

Centre for Independent Living

Unit 11 Brickfields


L36 6HY


0151 351 8734 / 0151 351 8701



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