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The Garden Assistance Scheme

The Garden Assistance Scheme

If you’re having trouble looking after your garden because you’re elderly or disabled, you may qualify to join the garden assistance scheme.

There’s a limited number of places on the scheme, so you’ll go onto a waiting list when you apply and we’ll get in touch as soon as a place becomes available.

The scheme covers:

  • Cutting your grass 12 times a year between March and October
  • Cutting hedges twice a year, between May and June, and between October and November
  • A winter clean-up between November and March, including pruning shrubs and roses.

The scheme doesn't cover:

  • Maintaining rockeries
  • Looking after newly planted areas
  • Vegetable patches    
  • Ponds
  • Broken fences.

To qualify, you must be:

  • One of our tenants
  • Getting low level carer Disability Living Allowance, high level mobility Disability Living Allowance or a Personal Independence Payment
  • Aged 70 or above and not have an able-bodied adult living with you
  • You also mustn’t have rent arrears of more than £100, unless you have a repayment plan in place that you’re maintaining.

If you think you’re eligible and you’d like to apply to join the scheme, please complete an application form and send it to us with the documents we request on the form. 

For more information call 0115 876 1361 or you can email the team.