Leicestershire  Police Federation

Welfare Support Programme

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We know that different police forces have different services, support and provisions in place to support officers, however, there may be times when more specialist provision is needed – which is why we have a Welfare Support Programme (WSP) in place.

The WSP provides invaluable support to members throughout England and Wales. The service is provided by Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and is available to all subscribing PFEW members – Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.


The following support is provided by WSP:

  • Practical and mental support
  • Clinical assessment and dedicated counselling
  • Person-centred support (via telephone or face-to-face)
  • Access to fully trained and accredited professionals
  • Independent and confidential support
  • Referrals to appropriate follow-on specialist support.


If you are a subscribing PFEW member and feel like you would benefit from a referral, please contact our Branch Chair Adam Commons (email here) with the following information:

  • Contact telephone number
  • Personal email address
  • Brief outline of circumstances (this is required for the referral to be made and is treated in the strictest confidence)