The object of the fund is to relieve members when they are in need. None of us know when we, or members of our family, will find themselves in need - a family crisis, a sudden bereavement, an unexpected illness. Such things affect everyone, we are all vulnerable to life's events! It is comforting to know that the North West Police Benevolent Fund is there to care and support. In plain English, the fund provides the following services for members and their immediate family, widow(ER)s/surviving partners.
HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
This facility alone should convince serving Officers of the benefit of being a member of the fund. Policing is an uncertain job that was one aspect which I am sure attracted many of us to join in the first instance, but at any time illness or injury might present itself to us as individuals or to our families.
The below accommodation is wholly owned by the fund and can be reserved in one of two manners;
You can either pay a reservation fee at the attractive low rates or in circumstances where attendance at one of the lodges would be beneficial to you for recuperative purposes subject to medical certification, the lodges are available free of charge.
Further details and booking forms are available from the Secretary
LOANS AND GRANTS
Members, dependents, surviving partners and widow(er)s who are in need can be helped by way of a monetary grant or interest free loan to pay for items or services which will alleviate their suffering and generally assist them. (Does not cover private health care, nursing home fees, private education or legal fees). Each month the management committee meet to consider such applications to decide whether a grant or loan should be made.
In the event of the death of a serving Police Officer who is a member of the fund, a sum of £5,000 will be paid to the dependants or nominated person within a working day of the notification of the death. We are aware that money is no consolation for the loss of a loved one, but it can be a comfort to know that one's immediate expenses are catered for.
A counselling service is available on a self-referral basis only for further information on how to apply please visit our 'publications' page
The Fund has purchased a number of wheelchairs which are available for loan on a temporary basis for members with short term injuries or mobility issues.