WINTER 2022/23

Support on the Farm


Monitoring the agricultural transition period in England

The latest results from the DEFRA Farm Business Survey, 2022/23, have just been published. They provide an overview of changes to the Basic Payment and agri-environment payments for farm businesses in England in the first years of the agricultural transition period.

Farming UK – Directory

Farming UK offers a directory that will link you to businesses and services in your area, from livestock markets to agricultural insurers. Click here.

AHDB – Resources

AHDB provides a range of tools to help you see your business clearly and make effective decisions, including FarmBench, which will help you to compare your costs of production. Click here to find out more.

Mental Health Awareness webinars, podcasts on work-life balance, and links to a range of national and regional organisations offering support are also available. Click here.

Forage Aid – Animal Feed & Bedding

Forage Aid helps farmers whose feed or bedding supply has been disrupted by extreme weather or an Act of God by sourcing and distributing feed and bedding with the help of donations from the farming community. Established in 2013, Forage Aid has helped over 150 farm businesses. Click here

I had to move 88 cattle as the whole farm was completely under water. Forage Aid gave me access to silage, hay and straw, donated by farmers from all over the country. I can’t imagine how I would have managed without them.” 
Geoff, Somerset

Support At Home

Cost of Living Support from the Government

Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. Click here.

Help to Heat

To check your eligibility for Winter Fuel Payments, Cold Weather Payments, Warm Home Discount, and the Household Support Fund click here.

Information about Energy Grants for your home is also available. Click here.

Feeding Your Family

You can find your nearest food bank by visiting the Trussell Trust website. Click here. You will be welcomed with respect and without judgement.

You can also call 0808 208 2138 for help navigating the benefits system, working out which grants you may be entitled to, and accessing food vouchers.

There’s always someone to give a helping hand

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers huge amounts of valuable advice and support, with specialists to deal with your questions about benefits, employment issues, legal matters, and family problems. Call 0800 144 8848, or visit the website to search for help with your particular concern. Click here.

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