Police Care UK makes sure both serving and former police colleagues who suffer harm, and their families, have someone to turn to when things get tough. We 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, we help more people effectively recover and rebuild their lives.
Our police are at risk of serious harm every day, both physical and psychological. 1 in 5 serving police are living with either Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD, anxiety disorders triggered by traumatic events. Our Policing: The Job & the Life report highlights that 90% of officers and staff exposed to trauma, some on a daily basis.
Our work is needed more than ever. In 2020 over a 6 month period, Police Care UK has provided more than 2,500 sessions of specialist counselling, 16 times the level for the same period last year, made possible by the generous support of our donors and fundraisers. This is however only the tip of the iceberg.
Together we can make a lasting difference for serving and veteran police and their families. Every pound you raise really will make a difference to the police and families we care for.