Help for vet­er­ans

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

AS the new year gets un­der way, ex-Forces men and women who are out of work in Wales will be look­ing ahead to what 2019 might have in store for them.

This can be a chal­leng­ing time of year for vet­er­ans. Those with men­tal or phys­i­cal health con­di­tions who do not have a job or a close sup­port net­work can feel par­tic­u­larly iso­lated.

At The Poppy Fac­tory, we know ex-ser­vice­men and women who are in­jured or sick will still flour­ish in the right work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The Poppy Fac­tory’s em­ploy­a­bil­ity team works with in­di­vid­u­als in their com­mu­ni­ties, help­ing to boost their con­fi­dence and skills and look for the right job op­por­tu­ni­ties. We help with ev­ery­thing from CV writ­ing and in­ter­view prepa­ra­tion to train­ing.

This year I hope many more busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions across Wales will con­sider the value that vet­er­ans can add to their work­force. Our team is ready to help more wounded and sick vet­er­ans find a way to ful­fil their po­ten­tial in the civil­ian world.

Deirdre Mills Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, The Poppy Fac­tory

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