Deirdre Mills, CEO of The Poppy Factory, has shared the following update on their services:
At The Poppy Factory we strive to support veterans with health conditions into employment and to continue supporting them whatever challenges they may face.
Our most recent challenge is, of course, the coronavirus outbreak. Nevertheless I would like to reassure you that our national employability service will continue to operate, providing support for those who are looking for work and for those recently supported into employment. This support will be provided over the phone and by email, with video calls wherever possible.
Alongside our employability service, we continue to manage the production of Remembrance products at our Richmond factory. We are continually reviewing the measures that we have in place to protect and support colleagues, in accordance with government guidelines and advice. The same is true for our office-based teams usually located in Richmond, who have now been equipped to work remotely from home.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and follow the latest information and advice from the NHS.
We recognise the potential impact of the coronavirus on all aspects our lives, and we stand ready to support all veterans with health conditions on matters of employment, wherever we have the skills and resources required to do so.
On behalf of all of us at The Poppy Factory, I wish you all the very best.