Impact Report

The Difference We Have Made Together

2021 was an amazing year, thanks to supporters like you. 
Learn more about the huge difference you’ve helped us make to the entire Armed Forces community. 

2,084 people

received Home Visits as part of the Branch Community Support programme

You made sure Dorothy could care for Angus

When Dorothy, 75, became her husband's sole carer, our Admiral Nurse service stepped in to provide practical advice and emotional and psychological support. Angus, who is 76, and served in the army for around 10 years has bipolar disorder, vascular dementia and Alzhiemer's. 

Our Admiral Nurses provided Dorothy with someone to talk to, which meant she no longer felt alone. We helped to rebuild her confidence too by teaching her the skills she needed to care for Angus. Our Admiral Nurse team was able to help organise financial help with moving costs when Dorothy and Angus had to leave their property at short notice.

1,170 people

were helped by The War & Armed Forces compensation service.

£10m debt relief

was secured for 2,000 people by our Debt Management and Financial Advice Service - 15% more than last year.
Groups of students studying


teaching Remembrance resources were downloaded and 1.8m children took part in Remembrance

30,000 people

in need of help in the UK and Overseas received assistance from RBL.

You helped Emmanuel secure benefits for his autistic son

Emmanuel Akor was medically discharged from the Army after serving six years in the 1st Battalion the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. He needed help with disability benefits for his young son, Chizzy, who is acutely autistic and needs 24/7 care at home.

"I applied for the benefit and we were awarded middle rate care," says Emmanuel. "But I realised it wasn't the right level of support for Chizzy. I phoned them up to explain the situation but the appeal was rejected. And that's when I contacted the Royal British Legion."

With help from our Financial Support team, Emmanuel was able to successfully challenge the decision and Chizzy was awarded high rate care, as well as mobility support.

220 meetings

were held with elected representatives at every level of government.

59,560 buddy calls

went out to 17,990 members of the Armed Forces community as part of the Branch Community Support programme.


Financial overview

Where the money goes:


How your continued support will help next year and beyond 

We will continue to provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. 

From providing expert advice and guidance to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life - we are at the side of every member of the Armed Forces community, every step of the way. 

We also have exciting plans to develop our recovery services, supporting people who are wounded, injured or sick, and their families.

Get involved

There are many ways you can get more involved in the life-changing work of RBL: from financial contributions to giving up your time to help us make a difference.

Ways to get involved

Share this page with someone

Back to top