Here to Help

The Farming Life Centre is here to help Peak District farmers and rural residents at times of difficulty by providing information and support:

Jane Market cropped

Information and support for rural people affected by ill-health and long term conditions

The Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service is here for you and for your carers, family and friends.  It is coordinated by Jane Butler.  You can talk in confidence to Jane, who is there to listen to your worries and concerns.  Many people find that by simply talking through their situation they are able to discover new and better ways of coping.

Jane Butler– Health Coordinator pictured  at Bakewell Market please clink link for more information


Jonathan Charlesworth

Free, impartial and confidential support for farm businesses and farming families in the Peak District

Farm business development officer with a client at Leek Market please follow link for more information





Karen Kidd our Rural Social Group coordinator is keen to provide a development service to our existing Rural Social Group and Walking for Health Group ,  click for links


 General enquiries

Following a recent enquiry from illustrator Evelyn Sinclair

Thank you so much FLC for your helpful advice about farm animal breeds in Derbyshire. I’m illustrating a children’s sticker book aimed at encouraging kids to love Derbyshire farmlife and wildlife from an early age, so it was tremendously helpful to have well-informed advice from such a great organisation with close ties to the local farming community.