On a visit to the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) Anneliese praised the valuable contribution they make in supporting our armed forces community.
The RBLI not only provides employment support and training for those in the armed forces, but also their families and the wider community, with a particular focus on those who have a disability which has had an impact on their opportunity to find work.
The RBLI has also won awards for its caring facilities, with a range of services including assisted living communities for those over 60 and a nursing home for those who require full time care and support. These facilities, along with a range of other housing, is available across the RBLI village site, creating a supportive and varied community.
Anneliese said: "I feel very privileged to have been able to meet staff at the Royal British Legion Industries and hear about the important work that they do. Many of those in the armed forces risk their lives for our safety, so it is imperative that they are not abandoned when making the difficult transition back to civilian life. The RBLI provides fantastic support for those trying to get back into employment. This support is not just for veterans but also for the wider community, and the benefits cannot be overstated."