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New Federation H&S App that you can Download

The Federation has now created a new app to assist you with H&S issues while on the move. The application is downloaded via your mobile phones, so you would need to go to the app store on your phone and search for the police federation app and then download it. You will then need to register yourself as a member and this will be available.

We're awaiting authority from the force to install the app on your new Samsung phones but we hope to get that soon. In the meantime, you can download it to your own phones without problem.

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Active Cardiff

This Saturday, 30th January, Llanishen Leisure Centre will host a morning of FREE fitness!

The event will launch some of the new fitness classes on offer from Active Cardiff which are available across the city’s leisure and sport centres. Taster classes including Group Centergy, Group Power and Group Kick will run from 9.00am – 1pm and everyone is welcome to come along and take part.

There will also be free information and advice about health and fitness, an opportunity to meet the Active Cardiff PT’s, health MOT’s and challenges and prizes to be won.

John and I would be grateful if you could circulate this information to your staff. Information regarding the Active Corporate Card will be available along with the application forms and a chance to win one month’s membership!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further help.

Kind regards

Alison
Alison George
Corporate Sales Support Officer/Swyddog Cymorth Gwerthiannau Corfforaethol
Active Cardiff/Caerdydd Actif
Cardiff Council/Cyngor Caerdydd
Tel 029 20762411
Alison.George@cardiff.gov.uk

Fitness Test - 1-on-1 Assistance

In order to help you successfully complete the job related fitness test LDS are offering you the opportunity for one on one instruction to practice the bleep test.

The test is a 15 metre shuttle run to level 5.4. and takes 3min 36 secs to complete.

If you have any concerns regarding your fitness, and would like some support and advice regarding a basic fitness plan to reach this level, email PC 3371 Lisa Cousins from operational training


Thanks

Karl

Karl Eenmaa
Inspector/ Arolygydd,
Head of Initial Policing Learning and Assessment Unit,
Learning & Development Services/ Gwasanaeth Dysgu a Datblygu,
Unit 3,
Waterton Cross Business Park,
South Road,
Bridgend/ Penybont,
CF31 3XG

Time to Talk Day

The next Time to Talk Day will be on Thursday 4th February 2016.

Join us and let’s get the nation talking about mental health to help end the misconceptions around it.

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. That’s not right and it’s why we need your help to break the silence and end the stigma.

Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult, order your Time to Talk Day pack for everything you need to take part on the day.

You can also sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear all the latest news about the day.

Read more about Time to Talk Day here

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Suzuki Offers

As a Police Federation member, you are now entitled to exclusive discounts of up to 26% on brand new Suzuki cars, including Celerio, Swift, Vitara, SX4 S-Cross and Jimny models.

The Suzuki Affinity Scheme is simple to use and purchases can be made at any UK Franchised Suzuki Dealer. Savings of over £5,000 can be made on some models! Members may part-exchange their current vehicle and there are no scheme fees involved.

Full details of the scheme and how it works are available on West Midlands Police Federation’s website here: http://www.westmidspolfed.com/member-services/services/?/Suzuki

Special Offer for Police at RCT Leisure Centres

1-on-1 Assistance with Fitness Test

In order to help you successfully complete the job related fitness test LDS are offering you the opportunity for one on one instruction to practice the bleep test.

The test is a 15 metre shuttle run to level 5.4. and takes 3min 36 secs to complete.

If you have any concerns regarding your fitness, and would like some support and advice regarding a basic fitness plan to reach this level, email PC 3371 Lisa Cousins from operational training

Thanks

Karl

Karl Eenmaa
Inspector/ Arolygydd,
Head of Initial Policing Learning and Assessment Unit,
Learning & Development Services/ Gwasanaeth Dysgu a Datblygu,
Unit 3,
Waterton Cross Business Park,
South Road,
Bridgend/ Penybont,
CF31 3XG

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Our pension page

The Legal Challenge - an update by Steve Trigg, Chair, SWPF: There can be few officers affected by the changes to the CARE Pension scheme who have not been concerned that they have been subject to this change without prior consultation and, for most, contrary to their wishes.

The Police Federation of England and Wales has published an FAQ document and circulated their view that following legal advice there is no credible avenue to pursue a legal challenge against those changes.

As a result, a group of officers from GMP has organised their own challenge in conjunction with a London based law firm, Leigh Day.

On Monday 12th October, 2015 I travelled to London for a presentation from their QC, Keith Bryant, and the following is a summary of that meeting.

Please click to read more.....


This is where you can download the information on the 2015 CARE Pension Scheme including the full Regulations relating to its implementation, the member guide on its structure and the PFEW FAQ on how it will be implemented and affect you. There are also other documents which answer some of your questions including a FAQ on the issue of mis-selling and other documents originally released by the Home Office back in 2012.

Click here for more

Howells Solicitors

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New dates have now been secured for our free surgeries with Howells Solicitors. If you have any matrimonial issues that you'd like to discuss in a confidential setting, contact the office to make an appointment.

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SWP Federation's Football Tickets

REGISTER AT http://swpf.org/football/

The South Wales Federation has again purchased 2 season tickets for both Swansea City FC and Cardiff City FC. These tickets will be made available for every game of the season and will be offered intially to those who have a serious welfare consideration. If you have such a consideration, or know someone who has, please submit the details of the circumstances to your divisional rep who will forward them to the office for consideration.

Where no such welfare consideration has been submitted, the tickets will be subject to a draw from those who have registered an interest in attending that particular game. You can register your interest in attending individual games on our dedicated football site at http://swpf.org/football/

Only serving South Wales officers are eligible to register.

Please register only for those games that you will be able to attend. Registering for games on days which you are not available simply causes undue bureaucracy and wastes time. Please don't register for the same game more than once as duplicate entries will be deleted.

The draws will take place around 2 weeks prior to the respective game and the winners will be informed accordingly. Therefore, please include an accurate email address/mobile number so that we can quickly contact you.

The first home game for Swansea is against Newcastle on 15 August and the first home game for Cardiff is against Fulham on 8 August.

REGISTER AT http://swpf.org/football/

Great deals on Alt-Berg Boots

To view the latest deals for Federation members on Alt-Berg boots, visit their dedicated federation site by clicking here. You can obtain the password required from the forum (under Member Services) or by ringing the office on 59-762.

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Changes to the Philip Williams Bupa Scheme

The annual pricing review for the PW Bupa Healthcare Scheme has now been completed. The good news is that significant growth in scheme numbers during the past 12 months has enabled us to negotiate a good deal with Bupa, which has kept monthly subscription increases to an absolute minimum and below the level of medical inflation, whilst still providing the most comprehensive and affordable healthcare product in the Police market.

The new premiums are listed on the attached Rating Table and will apply with effect from 1st December 2014, dependent upon age band on this date.

You may not be aware of all the benefits this scheme provides for your members and their families.  Here are a few key points:-

  • Up to 12 months FREE membership for Student Officers in their 1st Year of service and significantly discounted rates available in Year 2
  • First 2 months subscription FREE for any new member joining the scheme
  • No waiting lists for musculoskeletal injuries meaning that you can return to work and continue with your training sooner.
  • No limit on the number of claims you can make – the number or cost of claims you make will not affect your premium as an individual
  • Access to a  nationwide network of over 180 Bupa accredited hospitals means that you can choose the one most convenient for you and also at a time of day to suit your lifestyle.
  • Full cancer and cardiology cover with no cap on approved treatments, therapies and drugs which may not be available on the NHS.
  • Access to Bupa’s Health Line, a 24 hour, 365 days a year health line, staffed by fully qualified Nurses offering guidance and advice on any medical issue totally free of charge.

As NHS funding is under pressure, and there are increasing demands on the service, continued membership of this scheme ensures prompt access to diagnosis and treatment as this could impact future job security and lifestyle.

Click here for more information