The Rural Support and Wellbeing project, run by the Heart of the South West Trading Standards service, aims to raise awareness of the rural support services available to the farming community, through specialist workshops and representation at rural events, such as livestock markets and agricultural shows.
The Wellbeing Webinar series runs on the first Thursday of every month, from October 2023 to April 2024. The theme of December’s webinar is the cost of living.
December’s guest speakers:
Davinia Allbrook, Recovery Practitioner from Step One Charity
Dee will be covering topics surrounding sleeplessness, motivation, and managing fatigue.
Martin Rich, from Energy Outreach Project at Devon Communities Together
Devon Communities Together, working with Citizens Advice, gives valuable energy-saving advice about what help is available and resources that people can use to help themselves and each other. Our presentations encourage people to share ideas and become ambassadors for their community, and our advice to reduce energy bills can save them up to £550 per year according to Citizens Advice’s efficiency statistics.
Claire Searle, Locality Manager for South Somerset CC
Claire manages the Village Agents across Somerset which provides a range of support to individuals, including advice on health & wellness, cost of living, safety and community support.
This project is being delivered in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset as part of the Future Farming Resilience programme, funded by DEFRA to support farmers and land managers. The support is free and available from October 2022 to any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of BPS payments.
To be eligible to participate in the Future Farming Resilience project and receive subsequent one-to-one support or attend further workshops, you will be required to complete a Monitoring Information form. Forms will be provided by your advisor, at a workshop, or emailed to you after an online workshop. Please ensure forms are completed swiftly. Please be aware that BIP may limit further access to specialist workshops or one-to-one advice if the form is not completed.