Wounded, injured or sick veterans who have served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines and need help moving back into work will benefit from new funding for The Poppy Factory.
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity has awarded a grant of £85,000 to help former Service men and women with physical and mental health conditions find their way back into employment over the coming year.
The funding will go towards The Poppy Factory’s Getting You Back to Work service, which supports around 300 veterans back into work each year.
Former members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines will have access to a network of employability consultants reaching across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, working with ex-Forces men and women in their communities to help them move into new jobs that match their individual skills and needs.
A Poppy Factory consultant can help each veteran build their confidence, shape their CV, research opportunities, apply for jobs and prepare for interviews. And once in work, the consultant will continue to support them to make sure they are settled in their new role.
Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said: “We are very grateful to The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and its supporters for this important funding, which will help more veterans with health conditions back into employment and enable them to gain a new sense of purpose.”
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
Mandy Lindley, Director of Relationships and Funding at The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, said: “We are delighted to continue supporting the excellent service that The Poppy Factory provides for our beneficiaries. Employment support and opportunities for Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans with health conditions are vital, and we are pleased that this grant will allow the Getting You Back to Work programme to further develop and thrive.”
Find out more about our Getting You Back to Work service.
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