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Welcome to Police Care UK

We are the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.

We are independent of the police service, and are funded entirely by donations and fundraising - we receive no money from government or forces for our work.

If you would like to discuss the practical, emotional or financial support that Police Care can potentially provide, please make a referral below or call 0300 012 0030 and ask to speak to a member of our team.

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How we help

Policing has a lasting impact on the physical and psychological welfare of police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families. This affects them during and after service. That's why we provide confidential care for life.

Who we've helped

We've cared for more than 10,000 serving and veteran police and their families come to terms with their situation, and rebuild their lives. Here are just a few of their stories.

How you can help

We receive no money from Government or police forces to support our work, and rely on donations and fundraising to care for the thousands of serving and veteran police, and their families, who need our help every day.

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Latest news

New research report: The Job and The Life

In 2019 Police Care UK published interim results from Policing: The Job & the Life, highlighting that 1 in 5 serving police are living with either Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD, anxiety disorders triggered by traumatic events.

We are now pleased to be publishing the full summary report of this research and are calling on UK police chiefs and staff associations to take on board our findings and work alongside us to tackle the serious mental health issues affecting police officers, police staff and volunteers across the UK.

Police Care UK Covid-19 update

Read our current response to Covid-19 including help and guidance and handy infographic sheets produced by Dr Jess Miller that address some of the key issues you have highlighted during the pandemic

Police Get Active Challenge 2020!

Now more than ever, the health and wellbeing of our officers and staff is paramount for serving our community and looking after ourselves.

We’re asking every member and supporter of every force across the UK to join our Get Active Challenge this summer, to get moving, feel better and help support the national Police charity who do so much for us.

Donors fund new police psychological wellbeing Centre of Excellence

Police Care UK and the Police Treatment Centres have today announced a strategic partnership to create the UK Centre of Excellence for police psychological wellbeing.

Become a Police Care Champion now

Help us reach the serving and former police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families, get help from Police Care UK when they need it by spreading the word that we exist.

Police Care UK calls for a mental health strategy for policing

More than 50 agencies and employers are responsible for more than 300,000 people currently serving in the police. No mental health strategy exists, despite it being one of the most traumatic jobs in the UK. It's time to change this.

What we do

We ensure everyone is aware of the harm experienced in policing

Police Care UK believes everyone should understand the dangers police face everyday, and how the harm they suffer can affect them and their families. Through improving awareness, we help develop appropriate services to support them, and reduce the shame of physical and psychological injuries so that people can get the care they need with dignity.

We enable police and families to recover and rebuild their lives

Police Care UK believes 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, we help more people effectively recover and rebuild their lives.

We engage with the police service to do all it can to reduce or prevent harm

Police Care UK believes that caring for their people is the duty of every police organisation. Our role is to complement this care, and help identify gaps through targeted services, projects, and programmes.

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