RSP Member - The Farming Community Network (FCN)

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times. We have a network of over 400 volunteers across England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture, and therefore have a great understanding of the issues farm workers and farming families regularly face.

Since 1995, we have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes. Our volunteers will "walk with" you and help you find a positive way through your problems - for as long as it is needed.

Whether the issue is personal or business-related, FCN is here for you. We run a confidential, national helpline and e-helpline which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm and our volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help. Over 6,000 people a year benefit from FCN's support and we can help with a variety of issues, such as poor mental health, animal welfare, tenancy issues, relationship breakdowns and bereavements.

FCN works with a variety of stakeholders critical to the successful outcome of cases. These include government bodies, agricultural organisations and healthcare services. As well as the helpline, volunteers also receive 150-200 direct enquiries from local stakeholders every month.


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