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Wainfleet flooding - how LRSN can help

The flooding at Wainfleet in mid-June came as a huge shock to farming families and businesses.

We recognise that there has and continues to be practical help on the ground and your local council has begun to co-ordinate the recovery process. But we are conscious that there is a lot of worry and concern about the future, so our caseworker, Lea Schofield and Rev Canon Alan Robson, the county’s agricultural chaplain, will be in the area again, on Thursday 4 July, if you need a listening ear.

If you would like to arrange for Lea and Alan to call in, please contact LRSN’s project manager, Alison Twiddy, on 07725 203560.

Further visits are planned in the area, but if you miss them, please get in touch with our Helpline (0800 138 1710, open from 8 am to 6 pm every day of the year). You can talk over your problems and let us know you’d like to have a chat in person, soon.

In the meantime, we have put together a pack of useful information – you can download it from this page, or pick up a copy from the Coronation Hall in Wainfleet.

The Royal College of Psychiatry’s “Coping after a traumatic event” guide will help you to recognise some of the feelings and physical signs you and your family are experiencing. It will provide some advice and guidance, which will help you to cope with what has happened and to come to terms with your situation.

LRSN’s Five Steps leaflet details the LRSN service – how we can help you get back on track, whether that’s by talking through your problems, getting you practical or emotional support or even taking care of your health. We’re here to help Lincolnshire’s farming and rural folk to get through tough times.

And our useful contacts leaflet has been updated especially for this emergency. Download it to find details of organisations that can help you at this time.

East Lindsey District Council's flood advice page can be accessed by clicking here.

Don’t suffer in silence – LRSN has volunteers from the farming community who will understand the issues you are facing. Call us for help.

Photos courtesy of BBC News (Twitter) and Simon Fisher, NFU East Midlands.