A winter message from FCN

This winter we’re all feeling the impacts of skyrocketing input costs, inflation, labour shortages and policy changes, to name but a few challenges.

With colder weather and darker nights, we can sometimes find ourselves feeling isolated, lonely and like we’re carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.

But we must remember that we’re part of a supportive community that truly cares. That’s where The Farming Community Network (FCN) comes in.

Our charity supports farmers and people in agricultural roles during difficult times. We are a vital listening ear when people are struggling. We are a supportive network of local farming friends. And we play an important role in helping farmers and farming families find a positive way forward through any issues they may be having, walking with them on this journey.

Through local support as well as our confidential Helpline (03000 111 999 – open 7am-11pm, 365 days of the year including Christmas day) and e-Helpline (help@fcn.org.uk), our volunteers help more than 6,000 people a year with a wide range of issues – from animal welfare issues and financial concerns to family mediation and mental ill-health.

We are trusted by the farming community and have been called a ‘lifeline’ and a ‘trusted friend’ by those we have helped.  

You don’t need to carry burdens alone. We’re here to listen, support and help you. We are farmers helping farmers.

Please get in touch if there is anything we can do to help you, your family or people you may be worried about.

Take care and have a safe and merry Christmas.

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