Sadly, over 135 police officers are injured on duty every day – some of them seriously or even fatally. This has a devastating impact on the lives of the officer, their family, and their colleagues, oftentimes with long-term after-effects. Even if they survive their physical injuries, the mental ones remain. 

The Police Dependants’ Trust has been the lifeline to thousands of injured officers and their families for over fifty years. Thanks to the generosity of strangers, they get the targeted support and financial assistance they need to make sense of their situation, rebuild their lives, and get back their personal dignity and independence.

As an independent charity, our sole mission is to help those who suffer harm as a result of their policing role. We receive no Government support, and we rely on the kindness and generosity of strangers to make sure we continue to be the vital lifeline the police service needs today, tomorrow, and for the future. By joining the Police Dependants’ Trust, you can help ensure every injured officer, and their loved ones, get the help and support they need today, tomorrow, and in the future.

“The relief I felt
when they said they could
help was amazing.”

We support individual officers come to terms with and adjust to life after injury

We support family members living with the aftermath of a loved one injured or killed on duty

We provide small grants to improve the health and wellbeing of serving officers

We cover the costs for officers to receive private secure mental health treatment.

1in4 is a £3m fund for Police Forces to support officers suffering psychological harm

The National contingency welfare fund is available to forces following a major incident.

Could you be a volunteer Ambassador?

81% of Police Officers in the UK are injured on duty during their service, and less than 20% of them know that the Police Dependants’ Trust is there to help. That is why throughout June, with the backing of the police service, we are recruiting Ambassadors for the Police Dependants’ Trust.

The difference you made in 2016

Over £1m in individual and welfare grants was given out to people in need.

1,396 people received targeted support and financial assistance.

39 injured officers received adaptations to their homes to improve their quality of life.

This world-leading research is now being used to deliver real change.

Your fundraising makes
all the difference.

The Police Dependants’ Trust receives no Government
money towards its activities. We rely on public donations
and fundraising to provide the vital support that injured
officers and their loved ones need.

“I just wanted to do
something that would
make a difference.

That’s why I became a supporter
of the Police Dependants’ Trust.”

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We’d love to keep
in touch with you

The Police Dependants’ Trust will only contact you if you have given us your express permission to keep in touch.

 This way, you can be sure you’ll only hear about our vital work if you’ve chosen to. You can also choose how you want to be contacted – whether by post, email, phone, or a combination of all three. It’s entirely up to you.

Your support changes lives, and we’d love to keep you posted with our news, activities and appeals.  Your details will only be used by the Police Dependants’ Trust – we will never give your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes. You are free to change your mind at any time.

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