Ore Valley Housing Association recognises that some tenants may not be able to maintain their garden or have family to help out. To assist tenants that are elderly or who have a disability in keeping their gardens tidy during the growing season we operate a garden maintenance scheme.
Whilst the scheme is subsidised by the Association there is an annual cost to tenants wishing to participate in the garden maintenance programme which is currently £36, payable upon confirmation of acceptance to the scheme.
To participate in the garden maintenance scheme you should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be at least 60 years of age.
- Have a disability that prevents you from maintaining your garden (supporting evidence will be required (e.g. entitlement to DLA, Attendance Allowance or other relevant benefit).
- Have no other person within your household that can assist with maintaining your garden.
Applying for Assistance
- All tenants wishing to apply for assistance under the scheme will be required to complete an application form.
- Where the application form indicates that the tenant is in receipt of a relevant benefit, supporting evidence will be required.
- The application will be assessed and the tenant advised whether or not they have been accepted onto the scheme within two weeks of receipt of the application.
- Once accepted onto the scheme, tenants will be expected to pay the full charge for the scheme. If they wish, they can pay by instalment; however the full amount must be paid within six weeks of their acceptance onto the scheme.
- Where an application is being rejected, the reasons will be clearly explained to the tenant.