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Trusted Gardening Service Pilot.


Age UK is running a Trusted Gardening Service pilot, aimed at older people.

We have teamed up with a business run by our long term volunteer, Melvyn Brant.

In addition to gardening Melvyn has volunteered with us as a Befriender for a number of years and as such has a good understanding of the issues faced by older people who live on their own.

Melvyn can help with basic lawn maintenance, hedge cutting, tidying, and other straightforward garden maintenance jobs.

About the service

  • Melvyn is DBS checked and references have been obtained.
  • Can connect you with our office if support is needed with other issues.
  • Has agreed to work to some shared Age UK Reading Policies including Safeguarding, confidentiality and complaints.
  • Charges a flat rate of £20 per hour with a minimum appointment of 1 hour. (£2.00 goes to support Age UK Reading)

This service is currently oversubscribed. We cannot take on new clients at the moment but are happy to add you to a waiting list.

To take up this service please call 07806 918 787 or email

To comment on this service please email Age UK Reading on