We offer a specialist and confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support, to those who have suffered harm as a result of their policing roles. Working independently of police and government and funded only by donations and fundraising, we help people recover and rebuild their lives during or after a career within the police service. Most of our work involves providing financial assistance grants, to individuals or forces, but also counselling.
Police Care UK operates to assist serving and retired police officers or police staff, (or their immediate families) across all UK police forces (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). We provide emotional, practical, and financial assistance to individuals within the police family who have been ‘harmed as a result of policing’, and are in crisis. Because we receive no state financial support, we are able to be an entirely independent and confidential organisation.
To be clear, assistance we provide is freely available to our beneficiaries, and we have no membership or joining fees. Assistance falls broadly into either financial assistance (grants), or psychological assistance (counselling), although we can assist in other ways if appropriate. By way of example, the oldest individual we have assisted recently was over 80 years of age, so we are very much here for veteran officers and staff, particularly as resources which were available to them as serving officers are perhaps no longer so.
The following are two items which you might find useful;
More information is available on our website here; https://www.policecare.org.uk/ and it’s also worthy of note that we are part of the Police Charities UK group, and more information can be found here; http://www.policecharitiesuk.uk/charities-table/ . Part of what we do is research, and more information can be found here; https://www.cam.ac.uk/policeptsd
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