Since the 1960s, Police Care UK (formally known as the Police Dependants’ Trust (PDT)) has provided financial support to police officers and their families in the event of that officer being killed or seriously incapacitated while on duty. It was set up in December 1966 following the murder of three police officers by armed criminals.
Police Care UK believe that police and families should always have someone to turn to that understands their situation and can respond effectively to their needs. By providing a specialist and confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support, they help more people effectively recover and rebuild their lives. They believe that caring for their people is the duty of every police organisation. Their role is to complement this care, and help identify gaps through targeted services, projects, and programmes.
Police Care UK:
Police Care UK understand the impact the job can have on officers' emotional wellbeing and are there to support them. If you need to talk, you can call their welfare team for access to their Confidential Careline. To access the Confidential Careline, please call 0300 012 0030.
Police Care UK are recruiting volunteers across the UK. This is a great opportunity for providing support when dealing with colleagues in crisis, who have suffered hard as a result of policing. A number of introduction events are being held across the UK, should you wish to attend.
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