The POA are delighted to have signed up with an Exclusive Associate to Vitality Health and Life Insurance who are called Switch Lifestyles.

We will be launching the membership benefits package on the POA Website from Monday 26th April 2021 and POA members and retired members will be able to save money on a variety of benefits. These savings are exclusive to the POA membership and their families.

In many cases if the benefits are taken advantage of by being a POA member this could mean saving more in a year than the cost of your annual POA member subscription which in effect means your POA membership was free.

During discussions with the Director Louise Prestwich over commissions for the POA I stated that rather than paying commissions nationally that all savings were given to the individual member. That position has been endorsed by the National Executive Committee ensuring that individual members gain from preferential benefit rates. During those discussions, the Director also agreed that 2 per cent of the firms profits on an annual basis would be paid into the POA welfare fund thus meaning that once again POA members benefitted directly.

Further information can be found at the link: 

I am sure our members will welcome this membership benefit as giving you more choice on a variety of issues.


Yours Sincerely

Steve Gillan
General Secretary

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.