R.A.B.I’s Helpline remains open and staff will continue to provide support to people from the farming sector in need, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus.
It’s clear from speaking to callers that most people would prefer to access support over the phone for now. In exceptional circumstances visits can still take place if needed.
We’re here to help ordinary people achieve ordinary things.
Call us on the Freephone Helpline: 0808 281 9490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More and more working people are turning to us for assistance and their problems are rarely of their own making. Extreme weather, illness, accidents, animal disease, family breakdown and bereavement are some of the reasons why people come to us. We know how easily problems can spiral out of control. However, sometimes, all it takes is a small amount of support at the right time to get things back on track.
A lot of people don’t understand who farmers are or what they do. We do! We know it’s challenging being a farmer – and that those challenges do not stop when you’re no longer physically working. That’s why we also support those who have retired and / or cannot work because of illness, injury or disability.
It’s easy to see ‘being strong’ as keeping your head down, getting on with things, not complaining and not admitting there is problem. However, we believe it takes more courage to accept there is a problem, pick up the phone and seek help sooner rather than later.
There is no shame in turning to us to help you through the tough times. We might be a charity, but those we support certainly aren’t ‘charity cases’ – they’re hard-working farmers, farmworkers, wives, husbands, widows and widowers who’ve invariably given more to the agricultural sector than they’ve ever taken.