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RBLI is delivering monthly events across Kent to help improve the lives of ex-service men and women aged 65 and over – because our ex-Forces deserve the very best

RBLI would like to invite all those who have served in the Armed Forces and are 65 or over to their Kent-based events. Each of the events will provide an opportunity to meet some new people and talk to the many organisations providing health advice, social activities and more!

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RBLI hosts House of Lords event where one hundred influential women discuss ways to tackle disability employment gap

Baroness Sal Brinton and Minister Penny Mordaunt spoke at the event

Kent-based charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) hosted one hundred influential women from across the private and public sectors at the House of Lords on Monday to discuss the challenges disabled people face in finding employment and ways to close the disability employment gap.

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Aged Veterans’ activities – 5th April – You are invited to our 2017 Health and Wellbeing day

RBLI is working in partnership with others to deliver monthly events across Kent aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older military veterans

Are you a military veteran or family member, aged 65 or over? You are invited to our 2017 Health and Wellbeing day. The event will run from 10:30 am–3:00 pm

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GB Olympic gold medallist tours RBLI

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Major Heather Stanning MBE this week toured Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), the charity she will run in aid of at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.

Heather, who won gold for Great Britain in the rowing at London 2012 and Rio 2016, visited RBLI and its Aylesford village to witness first-hand the range of services the charity offers to support the ex-military and disabled community into employment.

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Upcoming dates of RBLI’s employment support programme for the spouses and partners of Armed Forces personnel

LifeWorks Families is an employment support course tailored specifically to the spouses and partners of any serving or recently discharged member of the British Armed Forces, including Reserves. It aims to help those on the course move into sustained employment, by giving them the enhanced CV and interview skills needed for finding work. Everyone who attends a course will receive six months of remote ‘reachback’ to help them in their search for employment.

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RBLI seeks wounded veterans to make new apartments into homes

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is seeking veterans who suffer from a disability, illness or injury for their brand new specialised apartments which are due to be completed in spring 2017.

The apartments, situated on Hermitage Lane near Maidstone, just outside the Royal British Legion Village, will be individually adapted for ex-service personnel who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or have specific requirements due to health issues. As the construction nears completion, RBLI is looking to find Veterans who can make the apartments their home.

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Upcoming dates of RBLI’s employment support programme for veterans

Royal British Legion Industries’ LifeWorks programme is a series of successful employment support courses designed to help unemployed Armed Forces Veterans into work. It is available to any Veteran, of any rank and from any background, regardless of how long ago they served. It aims to help them gain sustained employment and rebuild their lives following their service by giving them the enhanced CV and interview skills needed for finding work in civilian life. Those who attend a course will receive 12 months of remote ‘reachback’ support to help them with their job search.

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