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TOPIC: DLA and the added benifits

DLA and the added benifits 8 years 7 months ago #54507

Hello again, as I have previously said in another post, I won my DLA tribunal hearing:), now here is the thing, I know I can apply for a blue badge, already have a radar key, but what about help with the practical things like garden rubbish clearance, or help with the gardening itself, I live in a ground floor flat but have a massive front and back garden, can't afford to pay for gardeners to come in anymore, I have been paying for 16 years (£thousands), no more funds left! It's a housing Association property and if it doesn't get done, then you get a nasty letter, oh joy :S

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Re: DLA and the added benifits 8 years 7 months ago #54511

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In some parts of the country there are local handyman schemes that help particular groups of people such as disabled and/or elderly people. Sometimes they get money from the council, sometimes from charities. In some parts of the country, people on Community Payback schemes (sentenced by the courts) do that sort of thing.

If there's nothing like that near you, have you got any skills you can swap for the gardening? Or could you let someone use part of your garden as an allotment in exchange for gardening?

For rubbish clearance, the council may do it for you, or again there may be charities that will.

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