Member Services > Police Treatment Centres

The Police Treatment Centres is a registered charity supported by voluntary donations from serving police officers primarily in the northern forces of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also from British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police. Officers currently make a donation from their pay of £1.80 per week (2015).

The charity provides two Treatment Centres where serving and retired police officers can receive rest, recuperation and treatment following an illness or injury with the aim of assisting their return to better health. The Centres are St Andrews, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Castlebrae in Auchterarder, Perthshire.

Almost 4000 serving and retired officers attend the Treatment Centres each year and most receive intensive physiotherapy. Others seek support with stress-related conditions and some attend for reasons of respite or to recuperate following an illness or operation.

Here are some case histories, they describe events that could just as easily happen to you!

Jenna’s Story 

Gene’s Recovery

Pat’s Journey

Martin’s Treatment 

Here are some FAQs about the Centre 

If you are a donor click here to apply to attend for treatment/therapy.

The centre now offers a Psychological Wellbeing Programme, more details can be found by clicking here 

If you are not already donating and wish to start then  Click here for a new donor form to download, complete and return to Payroll, Carbrook House, Sheffield. Unfortunatley payroll still require a wet signature, so please print and post rather than email.

Some people have mentioned this takes an age to download. I believe this due to compatabilty issues with regards SYP computers and versions of Office/IE being used. Be patient please (no pun intended)

Please note: the PTC Board of Trustees have directed that from 1 January 2016, PCSOs, Special Constables and Detention/Custody Officers (employed by the Chief Constable or Police Crime Commissioner) will be eligible to sign up to donate to the PTC, and therefore eligible to access free treatment at either of our Centres. 

Alongside this the Trustees have directed that the PTC will introduce a weekly donation rate of £0.65 for Retired Officers from 1 January 2016, which they will be required to pay if they wish to apply for free treatment at the PTC. 

Full details of these changes, along with the relevant forms can now be found on their website

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The SYPF Team

There are curently 25 members of South Yorkshire Police Federation Joint Branch Board, 22 of whom are workplace representatives who combine their duties as police officers with their voluntary additional work for the Police Federation. Three Joint Branch Board members, the General Secretary, Chairman and Discipline Liaison Officer work as full time representatives at the Federation Office. 

In addition we employ two members of secretarial support staff at the Federation Office, who not only look after administration matters but also give telephone advice on a range of issues from Member Service Schemes to Police Regulations. 

meet our team