Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Circulated to NEC, Branch Secretaries and Welfare Officer contacts.

Dear Colleague

We have put a post on the front page of our website regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The post contains the following links to information in relation to the ongoing situation-

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office

as well as a link to our NARPO Group Travel Insurance providers and their advice.

You can use these links to get the latest information, which you may wish to share with your Members.

We are also updating our social media with updates from these sites.

Regards

Alan

 

Alan Lees
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

01924 331 254
www.narpo.org

NARPO Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Welfare Visits Required

Welfare Visits Required/Requested

Welfare Visits Required
Dear members,

Our welfare officers are quite busy at the moment and we would be really grateful if anyone has a bit of spare time could assist by visiting either of the below

Former Pc Peter Hewitt MBE is currently in Basildon hospital and has been for the last 5 weeks having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Peter was a dog handler for about 17 years and was medically retired after a serious assault. His wife Irene is partially sighted and doesn’t drive and is currently having to take taxis to visit Peter. If anyone is able to visit Peter or lives near Tilbury and could give Irene a lift to the hospital this would be greatly appreciated.

If you are able to assist please contact:

Irene Hewitt on 01375 857115 (put 1470 in first if you have a withheld number as they have call blocking)

Our Chairman, Bob Good, recently visited Mike Humberston, now living in a residential care home in Heybridge.

Now in his mid-eighties, Mike’s memory is not as good as it was, but Bob found the visit very worthwhile. With a little prompting, Mike is keen to reminisce about his time with Essex and members who knew him are encouraged to consider visiting.

Mike’s daughter lives nearby, she visits regularly and has asked that initial contact be made via our Welfare Officer, Tim Stokes: email Tim from here or mobile: 0771 008 6589

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

Welfare Visits Required

Volunteers Required National Stalking Helpline

Volunteers Required National Stalking Helpline

Circulated to Branch Secretaries

Dear Colleague

Please see the below, which may be of interest to your Members.

Regards

Alan

The National Stalking Helpline

Background

The National Stalking Helpline is run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, established in 1986 following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh whilst at work. We work towards creating a society in which people are safer – and feel safer – from the prevalence of stalking, harassment, aggression and violence, achieved through Supporting people; Education; and Campaigning. Our stalking helpline advice and advocacy service offers support and advice to thousands of victims of stalking every year.

Helpline volunteer job description

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers to respond to emails from victims of stalking. Full training will be given so previous experience in these areas is not mandatory.
Skills required:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Empathy
  • Be able to commit to one day a week (around 6 hours) for at least 9 months
  • Be able to attend the Helpline training dates
  • Familiarity with databases is desirable
The Helpline’s opening hours are:

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 16:00 except Wednesdays when we are open 13:00 – 16:00.

What support/training will you receive?

Volunteers will receive training in providing support via email, criminal and civil legislation relating to harassment and stalking, domestic violence, stalker typologies, personal safety and helpline policies and procedures. Volunteers will work alongside a Helpline Advisor every shift for support and debriefing purposes, and will have regular 1-1’s for support.

What will you get in return?
    • Comprehensive training in issues surrounding stalking and harassment.
    • Making a difference by playing an active role in supporting people affected by stalking and harassment.
    • An opportunity to learn and develop valuable transferable skills.
    • Gain valuable experience in the charity sector.
    • Become part of a fast-growing and respected service.
    • Expenses will be reimbursed in line with Helpline policy.
Where are we?

We are based in Central London (due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, the location is only revealed once an applicant is successful).

Please send your CV and expression of interest to – volunteering@stalkinghelpline.org

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

www.suzylamplugh.org

Please click here for more information about Suzy Lamplugh Trust and for ways to donate
If you are experiencing stalking please click here to contact the National Stalking Helpline or to find out more
Charity no: 802567 Company no: 2417823
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The National Stalking Helpline

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

email: Sue Heaton

Volunteers Required National Stalking Helpline

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Dear Member,

 

One of our members received this yesterday and wanted to bring it to your attention so you don’t get caught out

Yesterday I received an email confirming my order that day for Platinum Prime at a cost of £79.80. The email went on to advise me that if I wanted to cancel the order I had 24 hours and should use the link provided. That link took me to a screen which mirrored the Amazon Prime log in screen and invited me to log in. I didn’t log in as I know that Amazon never asks you to contact them about your account or orders by using a link in an email.

 

If I had logged in then the scammers would have captured those details.

 

I forwarded the email to Amazon and deleted it.

 

 

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

email: Sue Heaton

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Payroll and Change of Address

Payroll and Change of Address

Payroll-and-Change-of-Address

Payroll and Change of Address

Payroll has asked that the following be circulated to you – could you please notify them directly if you have had a change of address in the past year or two

We have received several items of correspondence from the Royal Mail for police pensioners who have moved address but have not notified us of this change.

Comments on the envelopes have included ‘the individual moved several years ago’.

If any pensioner has not received any mail at all from Payroll for a few years the above may well be the reason.

In a very small number of instances, we have been able to contact the pensioner, but the vast majority have no other contact details on their pension record or the telephone number/s are no longer active.

If we have been unable to contact the pensioner, pension payment/s will be suspended until the pensioner has contacted the Payroll department to advise their new contact details. This only applies to those for whom we have received returned mail.

We can accept change of addresses by email or post, but two forms of ID will be required ie, Date of Birth, National Insurance number, first 4 digits of the bank account that the pension is paid into, middle name/s etc.

Email address
payroll@ecis.police.uk

A further request please – If pensioners would like their P60’s sent to them via email as opposed to via the post please could you ask if they would advise us by sending an email to the Payroll Department payroll@ecis.police.uk

Hopefully, those not in NARPO will hear about this and contact us too.

Thank you for your help

Kind Regards

Zena

Zena Smith 46055563
Pensions Officer
Kent & Essex Directorate of Support Services

Kent
Tel Internal 01 2420
Tel External +441474 366420

email: payroll@ecis.police.uk

Payroll and Change of Address

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

Social Secretary

The Chelmsford Branch is mainly focussed upon the welfare of our members and we feel that developing the social side of our work is an integral part of that process.

We are keen to recruit a volunteer Social Secretary to become part of our Branch Committee. The role will involve developing current events, as well as coming up with new ideas for the future benefit of our members.

Do you have a few hours to spare each month, are you able to generate new ideas and coordinate our social activities? If the answer is ‘Yes’ (or even ‘maybe’), please contact me, Bob Good, for an informal chat and let’s see how we can take the idea forward.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Bob

Robert Good
Branch Chair

Mobile: 07941 083 696
E-mail: Chelmsford Branch Chairman

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary