We are delighted to award a £87,500 grant to The Poppy Factory, towards the costs of the charity’s specialist employment service for veterans with complex mental and physical health conditions.

Our charity has a long-standing funding relationship with The Poppy Factory, which has been helping veterans back into work for a hundred years. The charity’s specialist employment service has particular expertise in helping those most vulnerable to mental and physical health problems.

British Army veteran Gary – beneficiary.

Our last grant to The Poppy Factory helped 245 Army veterans to find new jobs in a wide range of sectors including transport, logistics and construction. Regular monitoring by the charity showed that two thirds of its veterans reported progress with their health and wellbeing, and improved stability in areas such as finances, housing and relationships.

Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said:

We are very grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for once again giving its generous support to our employment service. This vital funding will help many more Army veterans move towards employment and, in doing so, achieve measurable improvements to their confidence, stability and wellbeing.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

We have worked with The Poppy Factory for many years and are always proud to support its work in opening up new career opportunities for Army veterans. Providing members of the Army family with training and the tools to secure employment is an important priority for our charity, especially in these economically challenging times.

More details about The Poppy Factory’s work is available here: https://www.poppyfactory.org/ 

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