Help for Heroes strives to achieve the best for the men and women of Great Britain’s Armed Forces, both serving and veteran. We are proud to work with other Service charities to make sure that the wounded, injured and sick get the support they deserve. Here is how Help for Heroes' grants have improved opportunities for veterans.
The Poppy Factory
In June 2011, The Poppy Factory announced its plans to help wounded, injured or sick ex-Service men and women into mainstream employment. The Poppy Factory has been piloting an employment services model and has successfully placed more than 100 veterans of all ages in jobs all around the UK. Over the next five years, it plans to help over 400 more.
Help for Heroes have been able to commit £523,000 in grant funding to the programme, enabling The Poppy Factory to draw down funds when needed to support individuals.
The Poppy Factory finds and matches employers with clients, they support clients to explore their professional aspirations, audit their skills and experiences and understand where any gaps exist. Case workers then work intensively with clients to develop practical tools such as CV writing and interview techniques.