Useful links

Farming Help

R.A.B.I. works with other charities that provide complementary forms of support for the farming community under the umbrella group Farming Help. The other charities are the Farming Community Network (FCN), Addington Fund, and the RSABI.

FCN

The Farming Community Network (FCN) offers free, confidential, pastoral and practical support. Their helpline is open from 7am-11pm.

Tel: 03000 111 999

www.fcn.org.uk

Addington Fund

The Addington Fund provides homes to farming families living in England and Wales who have to leave the industry, through no fault of their own.

Tel: 01926 620135

www.addingtonfund.org.uk

RSABI

RSABI is our sister charity in Scotland. They provide emotional, practical and financial support to people in the agricultural sector.

Tel: 0300 111 4166

www.rsabi.org.uk


Flooding


NFU flooding advice

Visit the NFU website for advice for dealing with flooding on your land as well as details of some of the work the NFU is doing to help ease the pressures farmers are facing in the current weather conditions.

www.nfuonline.com


Brexit


Government

The government has produced some guidance on how to prepare your farming business for a potential no-deal Brexit.

www.gov.uk/guidance


Mental Health and Wellbeing


Samaritans

Samaritans is a 24 hour confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, or are at risk of suicide.

Tel: 116123

www.samaritans.org

SOBS

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a charity which provides dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.

Tel: 0300 111 5065

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

The DPJ Foundation

The DPJ Foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities. Based in Pembrokeshire.

www.thedpjfoundation.com

Tir Dewi

Tir Dewi's volunteers are there to listen and help you untangle your problems. Their freephone number is available between 7am and 10pm.

Tel: 0800 121 4722

www.tirdewi.co.uk

Stay Alive

Stay Alive is a mobile app developed by Grass Roots Suicide Prevention. The app provides information about suicide prevention as well as a directory of where to find help.

Download the app on IOS or Android

Staying Safe

Staying Safe offers online resources for people experiencing suicidal thoughts to help keep them safe, including making a safety plan.

www.stayingsafe.net/

The YANA Project

Support for farmers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire struggling with stress and depression. They also have an online directory of where to find help.

www.yanahelp.org/


Farm Safety


HSE

The Health and Safety Executive's website provides information and guidance on how to be safe on a farm. They also publish statistics on the number of accidents and/or deaths on farms.

www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture

Yellow Wellies

Also known as the Farm Safety Foundation, the Yellow Wellies provides guidance on how to be safe on the farm. They also raise awareness about the physical and mental wellbeing of farmers during their 'Mind Your Head' and 'Farm Safety Week' campaigns.

https://www.yellowwellies.org/


Money and Benefits


Government

The government’s website provides information about government services and is also a good source of general information, including about all state benefits and tax credits.

www.gov.uk

Universal Credit Info

Universal credit is rolling out across the UK, replacing tax credits and other benefits for working-age claimants. This useful tool allows you to check whether you can claim universal credit.

universalcreditinfo.net

Citizens Advice

Free confidential advice and information to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Turn2us

Turn2us is a free service which helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.

www.turn2us.org.uk

Entitledto

A free online benefits calculator.

https://rabi.entitledto.co.uk

The Trussell Trust

A nationwide network of food banks.

www.trusselltrust.org

The Money Advice Service

A free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk


Agricultural Groups


National Farmers Union

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales. Its objective is to promote successful and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture.

www.nfuonline.com

Farmers' Union of Wales

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) is an independent union for Welsh farmers. Its aim is to protect and advance the interests of those who derive an income from Welsh agriculture.

www.fuw.org.uk

Tenant Farmers' Association

The Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) acts on behalf of tenant farmers, lobbies Government on tenant issues, and gives professional advice to members.

www.tenant-farmers.org.uk

Country and Land Business Association

The Country and Land Business Association (CLA) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and rural businesses in England and Wales.

www.cla.org.uk

National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is the head body of England’s 659 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs).

www.nfyfc.org.uk

Country Link

Country Link is an informal, social organisation for people from all walks of life, open to all, who have an interest in the countryside.

country-link.org.uk