Wellbeing packs distributed to front line officers and staff

In these unprecedented times with Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and seeing immense challenges facing our force, North Wales Police, the North Wales Police Federation (NWPF), UNISON and PACT (Police and Crime Trust) wanted to provide a small gesture and morale boost to the frontline.

Packages of wellbeing goodies (cans of Pepsi, Kit Kats, bottles of water, *Cadburys Easter Eggs and tissues), providing a small treat as reward for the incredible work of our public facing colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic were delivered this week. And all other staff, who don’t work in a public facing role, will receive a *Cadburys Easter Egg.

North Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable, Richard Debicki said: “‘These packs are part of our overall wellbeing package for our people across the organisation – right from the outset we were really clear that we would do everything possible to support our staff through the COVID19 situation, and we have put in place a series of things recognising the huge lengths that people are going to in order to keep our communities safe and protect the NHS.

“People in North Wales Police really have gone the extra mile and made personal sacrifices. This aspect is only a small gesture but recognises that it might be more difficult to access provisions during the period of social distancing and given that people are so busy. Thanks to everyone in our workforce for what you are doing.’

Nick Hawe, Chair of NWPF, said: “We received some fantastic feedback from our colleagues when we delivered our welfare packs to officers last month,” says Nick. “Because of the success of those deliveries, we have been joined by North Wales Police, UNISON and PACT to provide a well deserved thank you to all public facing roles.”

“It’s really important that we continue to recognise and support our colleagues at this difficult time, and this is a great way of giving something back and showing our appreciation.”

 “Many of our Unison Stewards have been involved in this joint initiative with the Federation and PACT” said Liz Mitchell of North Wales Police Unison Police and Justice Branch, “and it’s been our way of saying a well-deserved “thank you” to Officers and Staff for their hard work during these times.”

PACT Project Manager, Dave Evans added: “I am delighted that PACT has been able to be a part of this initiative to support our officers and staff during these challenging times.”

*Cadbury Easter eggs very kindly donated to North Wales Police officers and staff by Cadbury