Apply for it - Vulnerable residents garden scheme

We provide a garden assistance scheme to residents who are unable to maintain their garden lawns and hedges.


1. Check you are eligible

To be eligible you must be:

  • a council tenant

  • aged 75 or over

  • disabled

  • living alone without assistance

  • in receipt of Housing Benefit or Disability Living Allowance


2. Apply for it

If you are eligible you can apply to the garden scheme by calling, emailing, visiting or writing to SHP.


We'll need to know what part of your garden you need help with.


3. We decide

Once we receive your application we will decide whether we can put you on the scheme. We will let you know our decision within 5 working days.


4. Attend

If you are added to the scheme we will contact you to arrange when to attend. We will attend for half hour every 5 weeks between April and October.


Things to keep in mind
  • incomplete applications will not be accepted

  • you must meet all the criteria to be eligible

  • you need to be at home when we visit

  • we can not re-attend missed visits

  • there needs to be parking space for our vehicles when we visit