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A Festive Update

In the run up to the festive season, I’m pleased to report that we remain very much on track with delivery of the Strategy we launched earlier this year. There have been a number of successes which demonstrate this. We have continued to support the work of the Army Recovery Capability, having just hosted a further assessment and training course. Our training team has delivered a number of LifeWorks courses and we are proud to report that delegates from these courses are now moving into employment and further vocational training.

Our training team has delivered a number of LifeWorks courses and we are proud to report that delegates from these courses are now moving into employment and further vocational training.


Social Enterprise has recently secured a contract to provide services to the MOD as well as adding a number of new customers for signs, mail house, printing and fulfilment services to its portfolio. The number of customers supported into work through Work Programme continues to grow and we have successfully implemented two Access to Work contracts for the delivery of workplace assessments across the South of England, London and the Home Counties.



Our Property Services team have been invited to tender to provide grounds maintenance work around Kent and a new and exciting project which will provide employment for ex Service, ex offenders that we will deliver in partnership with Blue Sky will now go live in Spring 2012. The Welfare and Healthcare Team continue to support an increasing number of beneficiaries with high quality care, accommodation, advice and guidance.



The latest K’nex ‘Big Build’ project, which has generated much interest and intrigue over the last few weeks will be unveiled early in the New Year when it finally reaches its destination in Houston, Texas. We look forward to providing more detail on this project in January, including information and video footage relating to the build process.


We look forward to providing more detail on this project in January, including information and video footage relating to the build process.


I’d like to wish all our customers, partners and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your ongoing support; I look forward to working with all of you to continue our Strategy delivery in 2012.

Christmas Baubles Image by Petr Kratochvil

Army Recovery Capability

I recently attended a study day for the Army Recovery Capability.  Chaired by Colonel Paul Mitchell of 4th Division in Aldershot, the delegates heard how the Personnel Recovery Units are developing to meet the challenges of this programme.  

Colonel Paul Meldon, who runs the Personnel Recovery Unit in the South East presented his development plans and included a testimony from one of the first of his soldiers who has successfully reintegrated his way into civilian life.  This soldier was on our first assessment course here at RBLI earlier this year, which goes to indicate our contribution to a much broader support system for wounded, injured or sick soldiers – something that we should all be very proud of.
I am extremely pleased RBLI has the opportunity to be involved in this important programme and look forward to doing more with the Personnel Recovery Units over the coming years.