Who we are

The Poppy Factory supports veterans with health conditions on their journey into employment, helping them overcome any barriers.

Four out of five of the veterans we work with report a mental health condition. Whatever their situation, and whatever they are going through, our employment team is on hand to offer one-to-one support.

Who we help

Have you served for one day or more in the Armed Forces or Reserves?

Do you consider yourself to have a mental or physical health condition? This does not need to be linked to your time in service.

Are you unemployed and thinking about moving back into work? We may also be able to help if you are being made redundant, are absent through long-term sickness, or your role negatively impacts your health.

If so, please ask about our one-to-one employment support.

Our impact

Veterans are at the heart of our service. We empower them to plan their own future, supporting them into employment that reflects their aspirations, skills and circumstances. 

Specialist support and meaningful employment can be truly life-changing, significantly improving veterans’ confidence, financial security and health and wellbeing.

Many veterans come to us years after leaving the Armed Forces. They may be struggling to adapt to the civilian world and experience complex barriers to work. Nearly four in five of the veterans we support report a mental health condition and almost half have multiple health conditions.

We help these veterans to secure work and thrive in the civilian workplace, significantly improving their financial security, confidence, health and wellbeing. And we work closely with other charities and services supporting the ex-Forces community, receiving many referrals from organisations such as The Royal British Legion, Jobcentre Plus and NHS services.

Last year, we helped veterans start more than 270 jobs.

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We work with some amazing individuals who have served in the UK’s Armed Forces. Each has a mental or physical health condition and many face complex challenges.


Major George Howson MC founded The Poppy Factory. His vision was to provide work for wounded, sick and injured veterans.

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