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Both veterans of our Armed Forces and individuals with disabilities can face substantial barriers in their journey towards securing employment. However, by providing tailored and adaptive services, not only can these challenges be overcome, but those individuals can then also go on to play incredibly productive roles within society.

As a specialist in employment, military and disability charity Royal British Legion Industries recognises the importance of sustaining and rewarding employment in improving peoples’ lives.

This is achieved through various avenues: the charity’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company which directly employs veterans and people with disabilities, or through its Employment Solutions division, which delivers a variety of transformative employment programmes.

RBLI was last year commended for their services to disability and health employment at the ERSA Employability Awards, and has since continued to establish numerous contracts with organisations across the public and private sectors.

These include the national expansion of the charity’s delivery of the Government’s Access to Work programme, which provides specialised work-place assessments for people with disabilities to help them sustain and progress in their employment. While equally, this past November saw RBLI chosen by the Education and Skills Agency to deliver industry-specific skills training to adults across Kent and Sussex – where approximately 85,000 people of working age have no qualifications.

Director of RBLI’s Employability & Skills division, Steve Woodward said:

“ERSA’s vast breadth of influence and effectiveness of facilitating and enabling change in the employment sector for over a decade is unquestionable.

“We are immensely proud to have had our work recognised at last year’s ERSA Employability Awards and equally proud to be able to contribute towards improving people’s lives every day.”

RBLI was the winner of the Disability and Health Employment Award at the ERSA Employability Awards 2017. For more information on this year’s awards, visit the ERSA Employability Awards 2018 page.