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.
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.
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
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 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.