Perennial

Perennial delivers advice and information services to individuals working in or retired from horticulture and their families. From gardeners to greenkeepers, foresters to landscape designers, if you work with plants, trees, turf or help look after our green spaces Perennial can offer you support.

At Perennial we can support people through many of life’s challenges.  Our friendly and experienced team are here to help you and your family with the things that we can all face from time to time.  Where people have worries about ill health, bereavement, housing, benefit, employment issues or paying their bills, we are happy to help with any issue you may be facing, however complicated.

We recognise that everyone is different, our helpline is here to answer your questions, and we can arrange for one of our team to work with you to develop the support that is right for you. Call 0800 093 8543 or complete our contact form: https://perennial.org.uk/home/ways-we-can-help/services-contact-form/ for confidential help and support.

On our website you can find tools, resources, and helpful information to help build confidence and achieve your aspirations for financial, mental, and physical wellbeing.  

If you’re finding it difficult to manage financially because of an unexpected event our team can assess what financial support may be available to you and help you understand the options available to you. 

Our Casework Service can:

  • Give you access to free specialist legal advice.
  • Help you maximise your income, providing advice and information on statutory and voluntary support for you and your family.
  • Support you through the practical stages of bereavement.
  • Help support you to access health and social care services and understand the practical support available to people due to illness or disability.
  • Offer advice and information on training and development and access to a work coach to help you navigate the labour market.
  • Advise you on housing issues.

The Casework Service are members of the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers (NAWRA). The Casework and Debt Advice Service are Members of Advice UK

Our Debt Advice Service can:

  • Give you free advice on how to manage a range of debt including mortgage, rent, fuel, council tax, credit cards, loan, car finance and fines.
  • Advise you on options, speak to people you owe on your behalf and look after formal insolvency solutions such as bankruptcy (if this is what you decide is right for you).
  • Help you with budgeting towards a debt-free future.

The Debt Advice Team are all accredited members of the Institute of Money Advisers (England): https://www.i-m-a.org.uk/ or Approved Money Advisers (Scotland).

Our debt advice service is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority: https://www.fca.org.uk/

Perennial provides back-to-school support for hard-it families

Despite careful budgeting, many families working in horticulture are finding it difficult to meet the everyday costs of raising a family. The team at Perennial can help families access government support and financial assistance, where at least one parent or carer works in horticulture.

Call the helpline on 0800 093 8543 or click here to find out more about how you can meet the costs of your child’s schooling and plan ahead for the future. 
 

Last updated on 22 June 2021

Who is eligible?

We support anyone who is currently working in horticulture. We also support those whose last job was in horticulture, but left due to redundancy, ill health or caring responsibilities.  To receive our services, you will need to provide proof of your paid work in a horticultural industry.

Our teams can help you understand the financial support that may be available to you and can be accessed through our helpline. We also provide specialist support programmes to meet the particular needs of people working in horticulture and their families. You can find out more at  https://perennial.org.uk/home/ways-we-can-help/financial-support

How to apply?

Perennial Advice Line

Contact the Perennial Advice Line free of charge and in complete confidence on 0800 093 8543 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5.00pm) or services@perennial.org.uk to find out more today. 

Other information

Perennial’s website has tools and advice for you to use.

We also provide access to:

  • Mental Wellbeing online community
  • Help with Managing Money
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Employment Services

Contact details

Perennial Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society
115-117 Kingston Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 7SU
Email: yowen@perennial.org.uk
Web: http://www.perennial.org.uk

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