Thursday, 20 September 2018

Minister for policing and the fire service visits centre

Minister for policing and the fire service visits centre

Brandon Lewis, visited the Police Rehabilitation Centre at Flint House in Goring.

He spoke with staff and met patients as well as touring the facilities at the centre, which helps serving and retired police officers who are sick or injured from 29 forces across England and Wales.

Each year, the centre helps more than 3,500 officers get back to health and return to work. Mr Lewis said: “Police officers and staff do so much to keep our communities safe. Sometimes that means putting themselves in harm’s way on our behalf, which is why it is really important that charities such as the Police Rehabilitation Centre are here to support them when they need it most.”

Tom McAuslin, chief executive of the centre, said: “I am very pleased that the minister found time to visit Flint House and to see the good work undertaken, helping to get ill and injured police officers back on duty.”

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