We’re inviting all customers to take part in the Places for People Group financial inclusion survey.Financial inclusion is all about ensuring customers are aware and can access advice and services to help live sustainably in their home. The survey is designed to measure how we currently provide financial inclusion activity across the various businesses in the group and what we could do better in the future.
Any updates we make as a result of feedback will be available online and in our magazine Derwent Life.To take part in the survey, please follow this link.
Find out how Derwent Living manages grounds maintenance on its schemes.
To keep neighbourhoods looking at their best, Derwent Living operates a large-scale grounds maintenance programme. It’s aim is to deliver a high quality, cost effective service that is both responsive and flexible for Derwent Living customers.
As Derwent Living is a member of the Places for People Group, the service is directly delivered in-house by Places for People Landscapes.
Grounds maintenance specification and schedule
The type of work carried out depends on our schemes depends on the time of year. We’ve included the specification the teams work to below.
Lawned areas which have either been worn away and/or are extensively weeded, will be re-seeded and/or de-weeded, once per annum
Edging of new and existing shrub beds
Removal of all moss build up on hard surfaced areas
Removal of all winter debris to communal areas including external bin stores
Removal of climbing ivy
Crown raising of small trees up to 3m headroom
Issues with outdoor spaces
Our grounds maintenance service doesn’t extend to managing private courtyards and gardens. If you spot an issue with a space that looks untidy or poorly maintained and believe it is a Derwent Living property, please get in touch with us using our general enquiries form, and a member of our neighbourhood team will investigate.
Having your say
Customers play an important role in monitoring the performance of our grounds maintenance service and your feedback will help us to improve it in the future. We regularly send customer satisfaction surveys out via text and email and encourage all customers to complete one when you receive it. You can also use our service feedback form to provide your thoughts and views on the grounds maintenance service in your area or complain about issues using the complaints form.
If you’d like to provide regular feedback and help shape the service even more, you can join our green inspectors team, which get involved in helping to monitor our grounds maintenance service by visiting schemes. You can find out more in the get involved section of the web site.