Useful service for south Lincolnshire growers

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Advice drop-in points have been running in the north of the county for five years, with the introduction of the health screening a couple of years later.

In that time the LRSN has supported over 300 farming families to find practical solutions to some of the problems they faced.

In the last year alone, 800 clients have used the health screening service, an increase of 60 per cent on the previous year, and a number of undiagnosed chronic illnesses picked up as a result.

LRSN vice-chairman David Creasey said at the service launch in Spalding that 112 farming families with a combined debt of £2m had been helped in the last year alone.

He said: “It is really good news that we are beginning to penetrate the south of the county. This has helped to raise our profile as well as providing a really useful service for the farming and horticultural community in this area.”

The LRSN helpline number is 0845 123 2306.