Farmers Community Network (FCN)
FCN has been working with farming families in Somerset since 1995. It is a national organisation which gives pastoral support and practical help to farmers, farm workers and their families. Many problems occurring in farming communities are only relevant to them. Farming is a unique way of life and so often everything is tied up in the farm – livelihood, daily work routine, identity and life style. Recent years have been particularly stressful for farmers and the aim of FCN is to alleviate some of this stress by dealing with some of the practical problems and listening to their concerns. FCN volunteers have a range of expertise, but all have farming experience. Their main role is to walk with farming families as they go through tough times and the main objective is to support them for as long as it takes to resolve the different issues.
Local contact is Suzie Wilkinson, or call the National Helpline 03000 111 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org