This circular is for all officers who currently donate to The Police Treatment Centres charity and those who wish to sign up to be eligible to receive free treatment in the future.
The centres continually strive to provide a first class service to all those contributing to the charity who may need their support throughout their career.
By making a monthly donation, the PTC can support you during difficult times. Your donation gives you access to free, expert, police-specific treatment, at one of our 2 centres, regardless of whether your injury occurred on or off duty. Donations have not been increased since 2011.
However, The Charity has lost around 5000 donors since 2010 and it is anticipated that there will be a further 20% reduction in police officers numbers over the next 5 years which will have a significant impact on the financial viability of the charity.
At their recent Board of Trustees meeting on the 5th November 2015, the Trustees agreed to increase the weekly donation rate from £1.30 to £1.80. This equates to an increase from £5.63 to £7.80 per month.
While part of the increase is to offset the expected reduction in officer numbers, part has been allocated to improve the service that we provide for psychological support. This program was designed to meet the changing needs of officers attending the treatment centres and will commence in January 2016.
The Trustees believe that the new donation rate still represents excellent value for money with the treatment delivered at the PTC that continues to be exceptional. This increase will ensure both the sustainability and long-term future of the PTC.
The trustees review the finances over both the short and long term. Based on the information available to the trustees the decision to increase the donation rate by 50p per week is expected to ensure financial viability over at least the next 3 years
The new donation rate will commence from the 1st January 2016.
Anyone signed up to the PTC via the Direct Debit system will be contacted directly by the PTC to advise of this change.
Any queries, please contact the PTC at St Andrews on the following telephone number: 01423 504 448.