Perennial is the only UK charity that exists to help everyone working in the wonderful world of horticulture and its related industries when times get tough. That includes gardeners, landscapers, tree surgeons, foresters, garden designers, groundsmen and everyone that helps keep Scotland beautiful. It also helps their families and those retired from the industry.
Working in these sectors can be truly fulfilling, but the work is often physical, seasonal and not highly paid, so a sudden emergency such as an accident or injury can be devastating. Perennial offers a lifeline, delivering front line financial and emotional support and advice to those facing crisis.
The nationwide team of highly trained professional caseworkers and debt advisers includes a caseworker dedicated to Scotland, who visits people in their own homes to really get to the root of the problem and help them for as long as they need to rebuild their lives.
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme makes a huge difference to the work of Perennial, helping to keep its caseworker in Scotland in action and improving the lives of hundreds of horticulturists and their families.
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