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pebbles58
pebbles58 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
edited September 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Can anyone help point me in the right direction I had a stroke in 2016 and to cut a long story short my ex partner took me for alot of money, among other things and I cant do anything about it I been to the police And I  just want to move on now  Anyway what I'm looking for is help with my garden I cant do it and I'm worried I will get into trouble with the council I cant afford a lot but would like to know if anyone  knows of a garden who does not charge to much  Sorry to have gone on abit just wanted to explain why I need help Thank you in advance for reading 

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @pebbles58, welcome to the Scope online community :) I'm sorry to hear you've had a tough several years :/ How are you feeling today?

    Is it social housing you are in that's owned by the council? I can't think of many reasons the council would be unhappy unless it's a part of your contract with the council.
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  • pebbles58
    pebbles58 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    It's a council house But it just so embarrassing 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    You need not be embarrassed @pebbles58, you should not be judged by how your garden looks. I'd say anyone who does judge you by it is not worth the effort.

    I found a gov.uk service that checks if your local council help with garden maintenance, it's for the elderly and disabled. Hopefully your local council does, if not we can try to find something else!
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  • pebbles58
    pebbles58 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    I have checked with the council they dont cant help And I must say thank you for taking the time to get back to me 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
    edited September 2023
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    Oh there's no need to thank me @pebbles58, it's what we are here for :)

    Okay, so the council do not offer garden maintenance help to elderly or disabled. Let's take a look at something else... 

    I found this website here, a charity called Thrive who help disabled people get into gardening. This is a large page about adaptations, how to get a trusted gardener and other bits of information to help either adapt your garden to your ability or get someone else to help.

    There is a section on financial help and then just below it there is this set of information if you do not have the finances and cannot get help.

    • Is there a Tenant or Resident Association where you live? Could they organise some gardening help or would they be able to find a reliable trader?
    • Have you thought about sharing your garden? There may be local people who like gardening but who don‘t have a garden or whose gardens are not big enough for their needs.
    • Contact local allotment societies and gardening clubs to see if they are able to help.

    I hope some of this information helps you @pebbles58 :)
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  • pebbles58
    pebbles58 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    I will have a look and see what I can find 

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