The Farming Life Centre provides health/well-being and business related information and support to the farming and rural community of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District. We run continuous projects to address the (often hidden) health, social and economic inequalities and deprivation within the upland farming community, which are delivered at outreach locations and from our base in the Agricultural Centre in Bakewell. The underlying ethos of all our initiatives is to improve the resilience of the rural community by supporting our residents of all ages to deal with their challenges in a timely way – before they reach a point of crisis.
The Farming Life Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 and was delighted to mark this milestone with a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales in October. Over the years the charity has successfully developed and run projects in the fields of mental and physical health, heritage, the arts, business support and development, skills development and confidence building. During 2017 we reached over 300 rural residents and farming families, we aim is to improve on this reach in to the future.