The Police Treatment Centres is a registered charity supported by voluntary donations from the police family primarily in the northern forces of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also from British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police. Officers currently make a donation from their pay of £1.80 per week (1 January 2016).
The charity provides two Treatment Centres where serving and retired police officers can receive treatment following an illness or injury with the aim of assisting their return to better health. The Centres are St Andrews, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Castlebrae in Auchterarder, Perthshire.
Almost 4000 serving and retired officers attend the Treatment Centres each year and most receive intensive physiotherapy. Others seek support with stress-related conditions or anxiety and depression as part of our Psychological Wellbeing Programme.
The Patron of the Police Treatment Centres is HRH The Duke of York and our President is Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, DL. The charity has a Board of Trustees providing strategic guidance while the management of operations is overseen by the Chief Executive of the Police Treatment Centres, Patrick Cairns.
The Police Charities UK website has been set up as a single place to find dedicated police charities within the United Kingdom.
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.
If you are a serving or retired police officer and have suffered an injury or illness, our experienced and fully qualified staff may be able to assist you.
We are a registered charity funded almost entirely by donations from serving officers and members of the public. We need your support.