New Horizons Newsletter October 2019

New Horizons Newsletter October 2019


Relief Caretakers – Nationwide

Flexible short and medium term self-employed opportunities

Seeking proactive and helpful retired police officers with DIY skills to join our new team of relief caretakers.providing daily support to schools and care homes accross the UK. Working in parallel with our established maintenance and decorating teams you will be free to choose when and where you want to work and which jobs you take on, typicallt working within 20 minutes of your home. No qualifications required

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NARPO Conference 2019

The 2019 NARPO conference took place on Friday 6th September in Southport. The theme for this year’s conference was 100 years of safeguarding members’ rights, wellbeing and pensions.

We were joined by a number of fantastic speakers including Holly Lynch MP, whose father is a retired Police Officer, Beth Sidwell from our Parliamentary Advisors, Emma Shakespeare, Head of Wellbeing at Police Mutual, Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, National Police Wellbeing Programme, and Paul Aspinall from The Police Federation amongst others.

Pensions for Life Campaign Update

Following the results of the Drop-in Reception back in May, The NARPO National Executive Committee agreed that we should take legal advice to ascertain if there was a claim in law to challenge the archaic Regulation surrounding this matter.

As a result, we have consulted with solicitors and a leading Human Rights Barrister who is of the opinion that we have a sound case to pursue the matter under the Human Rights Act and its various Articles

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Wellbeing Services from Police Mutual

One of the NARPO core values is ‘Life after the Police’ and we believe a major part of that is successfully managing your wellbeing. Working with our Partners Police Mutual we offer a comprehensive Wellbeing Programme to support our members.

As part of Conference 2019 representatives from Police Mutual spoke in detail about that programme. Click the ‘Find out More’ button now to watch their conference presentation video.

Later Life Ambitions Updated Policy Position

Later Life Ambitions brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners through the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance, and us the National Association of Retired Police Officers. Click the ‘Find out More’ button to view their latest Policy Positions.

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Centenary Celebrations

On Thursday 13th June, a special celebratory dinner was held at the Tower of London to mark NARPO’s 100-year anniversary. You can view the highlights video from the evening by clicking the grey button below.

The 2020 NARPO Diary & Desk Calendar

Our 2020 Desk Calendars and Diaries are now available to order. For desk calendars please email for further details. To buy your 2019 diary please follow the ‘Order Now’ button below to go directly to our webshop. Diaries are priced at £2.50 for UK residents and £6.00 for overseas residents – each price includes P&P.

Buying your diary online is quick and easy and you don’t need to have a PayPal account in order to pay online via PayPal.

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NARPO House, 38 Bond St, Wakefield, WF1 2QR
Phone: +44 (0)1924 362166

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Fixed term stocks & shares ISA from Police Mutual

Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual
Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual
Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual

Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual

Now open – a tax-free savings rate you can’t afford to miss

Police Mutual wanted to let you know that they have just launched a brand new Options ISA Fixed Term offer for NARPO Members. So if you’re looking for a home for your ISA allowance, make sure you don’t miss out.

This is a limited offer and once the allocation has gone, it will be closed.

Invest now

  • 1.5% for fixed period of 1 year*
  • Minimum investment £1,000
  • For absolute certainty, you have the protection of a money-back guarantee at all times
  • Don’t forget you can save up to £20,000 as part of your tax-free ISA allowance
  • This offer excludes transfers in from other providers

*Future offers may be different to our current offer, with alternative rates and terms available.

Please note this offer is only available over the phone.
If you withdraw your money before the end of the fixed term, you will not receive the rate specified – you will only get back what you put in.
The value of tax benefits depends on your individual circumstance and tax rates or legislation which could change in the future.
The Options ISA is a Stocks and Shares ISA

Call 01543 441 635

We’re open 8.30am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri

Police Mutual Assurance Society Limited, trading as Police Mutual, is an incorporated friendly society. Registered office: Alexandra House, Queen Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6QS. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. For your security, all telephone calls are recorded and may be monitored.

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New Horizons June 2019

New Horizons June 2019


Decorators, Trades and Handymen

Flexible Self-Employed Full Time & Part Time Opportunities

Decoratores – Carpenters – Electricians – Bricklayers – Plasterers – Handypeople

We are looking for community-minded individuals with extensive decorating, trade or other property maintenance experience. We exclusively recruit retired police officers to undertake decorating, adaptations, repairs and maintenance works within schools, care homes and in the homes of elderly and vulnerable people.

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Centenary celebrations

HRH The Princess Royal joined over 500 NARPO members at a special centenary dinner at the Tower of London this month.

In her role as patron throughout our centenary year, Her Royal Highness spoke about the value of and tireless contributions made by our volunteers in local Branches and noted that our core values have remained pretty much the same over our 100 years as we work to safeguard the rights of members and to promote measures for their welfare.

Pensions for life campaign

In early May, NARPO held a drop-in reception to raise awareness of our Widows Pension For Life campaign. Over 45 MPs attended the reception to show their support for the campaign and Holly Lynch MP has since tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM).

We continue to urge members to write to their local MP asking them to act on this matter in Parliament.

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Save free TV licences for over 75s

NARPO is supporting AGE UK’s petition to save free TV for older people. This follows the news that the BBC plans to means test TV licences for the over 75s.

We firmly believe that the funding of the concession should be the responsibility of Government. and that their 2017 manifesto commitment to maintain the TV licence concession must be upheld.

National Police Wellbeing Service

A ground-breaking National Police Wellbeing Service aimed at improving mental and physical health support for officers and staff has been launched by the College of Policing.

The new service will include mental health outreach support for police officers. NARPO has already met with the project lead CC Andy Rhodes with a view to extending this service to retired officers

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Future of the Post Office Network

A debate has taken place in the House of Commons on the future of the Post Office Network. NARPO, working alongside our Later Life Ambitions partners, is urging MPs to call on the government to commit to a programme that ensures no Post Office closures and urgently renew its funding of the network to safeguard its future. Post offices serve a distinct social purpose

Centenary coins

Centenary celebrations are now well underway, with many branches hosting special events. To commemorate our centenary year, a special gold coin has been produced, which features the NARPO centenary logo and coat of arms.

The coin is available to purchase from our online centenary shop, along with other one-off items.

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NARPO House, 38 Bond St, Wakefield, WF1 2QR
Phone: +44 (0)1924 362166

Red Snapper Group

Red Snapper Group is the largest law enforcement focused recruitment services provider in the UK. I was wondering if you could assist us and share the below information and job link out to your network? Our client is looking for candidates from a police background. If you have any questions please let me know.

Calling all retired or former police personnel!

Red Snapper Recruitment are working in partnership with Parkguard Limited

We are recruiting Police Accredited Patrol Officers for Parkguard Safer Communities: Parks, Estates and Public Space teams.

As a Uniformed Officer you play a vital role in supporting the local community while preventing, detecting and deterring anti-social behaviour and crime in the community with live.

To find out more about this opportunity, please click the link below or email your Cv to Victoria Lakeman

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Thank you for your assistance


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New NARPO Benefits Portal

New NARPO Benefits Portal

Dear Members,

Please find below some recent offers which may be of interest to you

Sue Heaton

NARPO Secretary
Chelmsford Branch

New NARPO Benefits Portal

The NARPO Benefits Portal is a new bespoke microsite developed for NARPO members by Hanson Financial Partners, with specially negotiated deals and personalised services for you and your family.

The site offers you an array of savings across:

High Street Discounts – join up through the portal today and enjoy until May 15th 2019 exclusive NARPO introductory offers from:

  • Caffe Nero – 15% saving
  • National Garden Centres – 13% saving, accepted in over 2000 garden centres across the UK
  • Naked Wines – £75 saving for new members on a spend of £149.99 or more

And regular savings on your weekly shopping bills with discounts at Sainsburys (4%) & M&S (4.5%) as well as at TKMaxx (8%) for those home and clothing purchases.

The savings are delivered to you either via a discount code or rechargeable prepaid discount cards.

  • Travel – the NARPO online search tool will trawl the websites of all of the internet booking firms to find NARPO members the best possible deals for both hotels and short breaks.
  • Insurances – You can search on the open market quotation facility for pet, motorbike, van and life assurance and see how much you can save by using your own comparison site.
  • Mortgage review – If you’ve still got a mortgage then you can ask for a free of charge review to ensure you’re not paying more than you need to each month.

These are just some of the offers and savings available from the new NARPO member benefits portal at

Terms and conditions apply.

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Dear Members,

Please see Branch Circular 12/19 below. I think the contents are self-explanatory but if you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Roy Scanes

Secretary and Treasurer
Chelmsford Branch


NARPO House, 38 Bond Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QP

Main Tel: 01924.362166 Fax: 01924 372088

Vat Reg No: 656.2938.04


To: All Branch Secretaries
NEC Members

20th March 2019

Dear Colleague,

OP BANNER 50 – 14 AUGUST 2019


The Royal British Legion has announced plans to host a commemorative event at 14:00 on Wednesday 14 August 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK Armed Forces’ deployment on operations in Northern Ireland – the longest continuous operation in British military history.

The event will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, home of the Armed Forces Memorial.

Event registration and accreditation

Please note that the event will be a closed, accredited event.

Invitations and accreditation will be managed using a similar process to the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph.

Invite process

To attend, individuals must have been awarded the GSM (NI) (or civilian equivalent in the case of the emergency services).

Please send details of your nominations by completing the below form by Monday 3rd June or details of your nominations to again by Monday 3rd June.

The nominations must include the following information to enable us to complete the online electronic application process:

11 + 7 =

For verification purposes, your details will be shared with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Civilian Services Contingent.

Tickets will be sent via email in the final week of July.

Please visit the British Legion website: British Legion – Operation Banner 50 for more information and event FAQs.

Yours sincerely

Alan Lees

Deputy Chief Executive Officer