Help us change 100 lives

Right now, there are many veterans with significant health barriers who are struggling to find employment after leaving the Armed Forces. With your support we can help them change their lives and find a new sense of purpose.

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79% of the veterans we support have a mental health condition, often alongside complex physical health conditions. These can create barriers to employment.

Our research shows on average it takes 10 years for a veteran to come to us for support.

Being unemployed can cause considerable strain on relationships. Alongside unemployment, the men and women we support may face social isolation, homelessness and financial and welfare difficulties.

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      Your support changes lives

      • We support veterans long-term to help them find the right jobs in their communities.
      • We help them thrive in the civilian workplace, significantly improving their confidence, health and wellbeing.
      • Over 85% of our veterans are still in their jobs after three months.
      • We continue to be on hand to help them with any challenges life may throw their way in the future.

      Your support will help us to reach our target of changing 100 more lives


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      "My PTSD is kind of unwinding now and I'm fitting in more, but I'm not quite there yet. My working hours are really good for me."

      Will, HGV Driver

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      "If you have an injury or there's something difficult that you're going through and you want to get back into work, The Poppy Factory can really help"

      Andrea, Wildlife Artist

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      "If it wasn't for The Poppy Factory, I don't think I'd still be here. My life was in such a mess before - now I've got a job I love"

      Paul, Charity Adviser

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