“Sincere thanks to you all for your effort and commitment”

Posted on October 23, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

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CARE of Police Survivors Head of Operations has updated all survivors on the consultation that took place during the summer.

In an open letter Richard Kotulecki also thanks all the people that have volunteered to organise and attend events on the charity’s behalf.

Click here/see below for the full letter.

Dear All

It has been a while since my last open letter in the summer.

Since then many people have volunteered a huge amount of time to organise and attend events on the charity’s behalf, including most recently the Spouses’ and Siblings’ Weekends.

My sincere thanks to you all for your time, effort and commitment.

As we head into the winter months, the activity calendar is slowing down, so it gives me the opportunity to update you on the consultation that also took place during the summer.

Overall, we received 101 responses – on all the standard industry measures, a rate of response far in excess of the norm. As well as the number, the content of responses has been very illuminating. My sincere thanks for embracing this consultation so comprehensively.

I have read all the responses and am in the process of completing the analysis of numerical data and text responses. What is clear is that, in general, you feel that COPS has done a lot of good work to help you and your families.

You have also suggested many ways in which that support could be further improved and enhanced. It is also very clear that we need to structure the support that we provide in such a way that recognises people’s different needs and the different times at which these needs arise. One of the key themes emerging from comments is that people’s needs change over time – either in the past, or people expect them to do so in the future, or both.

To meet this challenge we need to work out how we can be flexible enough to adapt to individuals changing circumstances and needs whilst recognising that many people are deriving a lot of benefit from those things that are already in place.

I will publish the outcomes of the consultation, along with possible future action we can take, in November. The report will be landing on your post mats as part of a new look next edition of the newsletter.

In the New Year, I will also be publishing a three year plan for the charity which will explain in more detail the work that we will have to do to meet the needs identified in the consultation and to move the charity forward.

The document will cover all aspects of the charity, from the legal structures we need in place to make more support available, to the practical challenges of providing this support When complete, the document will be available through the website.

Best wishes

 

Richard Kotulecki

Letter to whole charity – October 2015

Dear All

It has been a while since my last open letter in the summer. Since then many people have volunteered a huge amount of time to organise and attend events on the charity’s behalf, including most recently the Spouses’ and Siblings’ Weekends. My sincere thanks to you all for your time, effort and commitment.

As we head into the winter months, the activity calendar is slowing down, so it gives me the opportunity to update you on the Consultation that also took place during the summer.

Overall, we received 101 responses – on all the standard industry measures, a rate of response far in excess of the norm. As well as the number, the content of responses has been very illuminating. My sincere thanks for embracing this consultation so comprehensively.

I have read all the responses and am in the process of completing the analysis of numerical data and text responses. What is clear is that, in general, you feel that COPS has done a lot of good work to help you and your families. You have also suggested many ways in which that support could be further improved and enhanced. It is also very clear that we need to structure the support that we provide in such a way that recognises people’s different needs and the different times at which these needs arise. One of the key themes emerging from comments is that people’s needs change over time – either in the past, or people expect them to do so in the future, or both. To meet this challenge we need to work out how we can be flexible enough to adapt to individuals changing circumstances and needs whilst recognising that many people are deriving a lot of benefit from those things that are already in place.

I will publish the outcomes of the consultation, along with possible future action we can take, in November. The report will be landing on your post mats as part of a new look next edition of the newsletter.

In the New Year, I will also be publishing a three year plan for the charity which will explain in more detail the work that we will have to do to meet the needs identified in the consultation and to move the charity forward. The document will cover all aspects of the charity, from the legal structures we need in place to make more support available, to the practical challenges of providing this support When complete, the document will be available through the website.

Best wishes

Richard Kotulecki

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