Police Care UK has today launched a new service for police veterans looking to set up their own business after leaving the service.
With more than 11 serious injuries a day, and the pscyological trauma of policing taking its toll on more frontline police, the need to better support those leaving the service transition into new employment is more important than ever before.
But research conducted by Police Care UK found that there was little or no support for those who were ill-health retired from policing to prepare for life after the service, and that a priority need was better advice on how to begin a new career outside the job.
In partnership with x-forces, Police Care UK has today launched the My Business Bootcamp, a specialist programme for serving and veteran police and families that delivers three residential sessions with expert facilitators to determine whether starting a business is right for you, and then supporting you on your journey to self-employment.
The residential programme, which will be hosted at the Police Treatment Centres facility in Harrogate, will be delivered over 3 weekends between October and December 2019.
Police Care UK Chief Executive Gill Scott-Moore said, “the future employment needs of police and families is an important issue that is often overlooked, and yet is one of the most serious problems families face when coming to terms with their situation. Offering people the support they need to embark on this is vital to enabling people to recover and rebuild their lives.”
The programme, which is being trialled in the North will be expanded into other areas in due course.
To book your place on the My Business Bootcamp starting on 5th October, click here.