More job seekers in the Army family will be supported to overcome employment barriers thanks to our significant new funding to The Poppy Factory.

We have awarded a substantial grant towards The Poppy Factory’s employment service. By funding the programme, our charity will help to deliver one-to-one support for veterans with health conditions in the year ahead.

Employment consultants based regionally in England and Wales offer face-to-face support to hundreds of veterans annually. That specialist support can be truly life-changing, significantly improving veterans’ confidence, financial security and health and wellbeing.

Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said: “Specialist employment support has such a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families. We are very grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for continuing to fund this vital service, and we will work closely together over the year ahead to ensure that our support reaches those who need it most.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith MBE, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “We are delighted to continue to support The Poppy Factory with its vital work opening up career avenues for veterans. We’re here to support the Army family secure their own future and, with a helping hand from The Poppy Factory, they can do just that.”

Anyone who is unemployed, served in the Armed Forces for one day or more, and has a physical or mental health condition can register for employment support. To register online visit

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