Caring for our people with Havebury Housing
Rebecca Lee, Havebury Neighbourhood Advisor, Louise Barnett, Catch 22, Shaun Field, Regional Contract Manager at Ground Control and John Feveyear, Havebury Neighbourhood Manager.
Ground Control is proud to have recently been able to go the extra mile and help a disabled resident at Havebury Housing to revive her garden to its once glorious state.
Mrs Mayes, of Bury St Edmunds, was dismayed at the state of her previously attractive garden following her eventual inability to look after it herself. Residents of the affordable homes provider are required to look after their own gardens but Havebury understood that this was an exception as Mrs Mayes was no longer able attend to its needs.
Havebury contacted Catch-22, the social business that oversees young volunteers working for their local community, to work alongside Ground Control in a bid to revitalise Mrs Mayes’ garden. They were able to transform its overgrown state into an attractive and safer environment for Mrs Mayes.
Ground Control helped remove weeds and grass cuttings from the site to leave the resident in a much happier frame of mind. Havebury housing always aim to ensure their residents are as relaxed and welcome as possible and we were proud to be able to do our part as the housing association’s grounds maintenance partner.
Shaun Field, Regional Contracts Manager, had this to say:
“Ground Control has a wonderful pedigree for caring for our environment and our people, so when we were informed of Mrs Mayes’ situation, we were more than willing to help. We have a passion for going the extra mile for our clients and community, Mrs Mayes was certainly deserving of a well-kept garden at the very least and we were delighted to be able to play our part.”