Neighbour Hood Support

What do Neighbourhood Support Groups do?

A Neighbourhood Support Group will:

  • Encourage neighbours to talk to each other
  • Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
  • Help foster a sense of community spirit
  • Educate and empower neighbours to take responsibility for their own safety
  • Identify the needs of neighbours and ways to assist each other such as the elderly and those living alone
  • Identify the strengths and skills of neighbours to contribute to solving local problems
  • Minimise burglaries and car crime in the local area
  • Reduce graffiti, vandalism, violence and disorder
  • Support victims of crime
  • Enhance the safety features and appearance of the neighbourhood
  • Decide on ways to handle any civil emergencies that may occur
  • Know when and how to contact Police, other emergency services or support agencies
  • Liaise and co-operate with other community groups
  • Send a powerful message to criminals to go away and leave the neighbourhood in peace
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