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Portsmouth and South East Hampshire NARPO Welfare coordinator Richard (AKA Dick) Matthews, Welfare coordinator for the local Branch with assistants Alan MARTIN, Kelvin THORNE and Dave BURGESS.
If a member/partner or spouse is in hospital or taken seriously ill the welfare coordinator is able with permission to circulate this information for the members so contact may be made with the ill or injured member. Any circulations are done with consent of the ill or injured member. If appropriate a card will be sent on behalf of the Chairman Committee and Branch.
We are able to access in times of bereavement the attendance of a serving Police officer to represent the Force at the funeral if the exigencies of operational needs allow Plus the delivery to a named undertaker a Force flag to drape the coffin.
During this difficult time we will offer support and practical assistance in ensuring as many former colleagues are made aware of the loss of a member or spouse.
Announcements of current and former officers and staff who have sadly passed away.
Please click here to see the obituaries.
Police Mutual Care Line
In partnership with Police Mutual, NARPO are pleased to be able to announce the launch of the Police Mutual Care Line providing support for the police family, serving and retired, in times of need.
The service will be provided by Red Arc, a nurse led advice service, who are at the end of the telephone to help with a range of concerns, including
coping with bereavement, serious physical or mental health problems, disabilities, trauma, post-hospital care or dealing with long term elderly matters.
All nurses are specially trained advisers with a great deal of knowledge who treat all callers with compassion, sensitivity and in confidence.
Please see the leaflet for more information.
SJM Wills Limited
Sue Mason is a former member of Police Staff, joining in 1995 and leaving in Dec 2016. She has a Law Degree and has been a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters for the last 13 years. She set up her own company (SJM Wills & Associated Services) in 2005.
Sue was the Chemical Treatment Manager at Netley in Scientific Services for 14 years but was then offered a job in Dubai writing Wills for the ex-pat community. When she came back after a couple of months, she then worked for ACPO giving advice to all the other forces on how to deal with their Freedom of Information requests, which she did for a further 7 years.
Alan Lees, NARPO Deputy CEO has prepared a simple guidance presentation on the different types of pensions available to members.
To view the presentation, please Click Here
Rehabilitation and convalescent centre for serving and retired police officers. Includes facilities, services and information about a refurbishment project.
“Our mission is to provide the highest standards of individually planned, intensive, rehabilitation services for sick and injured, serving and retired police officers”
As a retired officer access is available to use the rehabilitation centre at Goring on Thames. Charges may apply full details are in above link.
For Free Advice Services or Legal Advice for NARPO members, Click Here.
These organisations all offer NARPO members legal services tailored to your specific needs.
Marriage tax allowance: what are the rules?
Marriage tax allowance: how to apply
Let's talk about mental health awareness
- for a link to a video on the importance of welbeing in the police force, click here
Each year we help hundreds of officers and their families who have been injured or killed while on duty. Here is Jennifer's story. If you've been supported by the Trust and would like to share your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8941 6907.
'Without the Trust, I wouldn't be here today'
"When you loved being a police officer like I did, being forced to leave the job is like having your legs chopped from underneath you. In 1989 I was retired because of ill health and at 41 it felt like I was thrown on the scrap heap."