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.Make a referral
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.