Helpful Links

ASB Help does not seek to work alone.  It works with other charities as together we seek to provide support to victims of anti-social behaviour. Here are a few helpful links to relevant organisations and sites. All our information is provided in good faith that it is accurate and valid but we take no responsibility for the content in these external websites.

Charities Offering Assistance

Anti-Bullying Alliance
http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a group of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.  They seek to create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. They provide advice and expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people.

Bullying UK (information on Cyber bullying)
http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/ 
Specific information on what cyber bullying is, and what to do about it.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
The Citizens Advice Bureau aims to provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.  This can be in any area of their lives. The CAB wants to help with the problems people face.  It also wants to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

Community Organisers (part of Locality)
http://www.cocollaborative.org.uk/
National training programme in community organising and a grass-roots movement for social action. Community organising is about building relationships in communities to activate people to bring change together.

The Cybersmile Foundation
https://www.cybersmile.org/who-we-are
A charity full of information to help people tackle all forms of digital abuse and bullying online.

National Stalking Helpline
http://www.stalkinghelpline.org/
A helpline number to call and a website with advice, information and case studies of others suffering stalking.

Neighbourhood Watch
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
News from different local Neighbourhood Watches.  You can input your postcode to find your Neighbourhood Watch, Home Watch and Citizen Patrol schemes. It also provides information on how to set up your own scheme.

Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service
http://paladinservice.co.uk/
Paladin provides a high level of advocacy to anyone at risk of serious harm or homicide from a stalker.  In all situations they aim to improve access to the right kind of support for each person and improve co-ordinated working between specialist services to keep each survivor feeling safer.

Redeeming our Communities (ROC)
http://www.roc.uk.com/
A charity seeking to help people work together to achieve safer, kinder communities,  It seeks to do this through empowering communities and creating key, strategic partnerships with relevant agencies.

Resolve ASB (formerly Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group)
http://www.resolve-asb.org.uk/
The UK’s leading housing based organisation specialising in delivering effective solutions to anti-social behaviour. A membership organisation, it seeks to share best practice on tackling anti-social behaviour. It also influences national policy and practice and helps the professional development of employees working in this area.

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org/
A listening ear and help to talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. Samaritans will focus on your thoughts and feelings rather than going into the details.

Street Angels – CNI (Christian Nightlife Initiative)
http://www.sa-cni.org.uk/
They run local projects on the streets at night. Street Angels has seen violent crime, anti-social behaviour and sexual assaults reduced.

SupportLine
http://www.supportline.org.uk/
Provides confidential emotional support on a number of issues by telephone, email and post. Focus is on developing healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

UK Stalking Consultation
http://www.scaredofsomeone.org/
National consultation on stalking.  It has the aim of raising awareness of stalking and finding out what victims want when they look for support.

Victim Support
http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Victim Support is a national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. They work through local offices.  Most people are referred to them by the Police following a crime but they can also be contacted directly through their helpline on 0845 30 30 900

Witness Confident’s Self Evident app
http://www.witnessconfident.org/
This charity has developed an app for mobile phones called Self Evident which allows you to report crime to the police, all from your phone. See their website for details of how to download this free app.

 

Official Information

Association of Chief Police Officers
http://www.acpo.police.uk/
A place where the UK’s Chief Police Officers can share ideas and best practice, co-ordinate resources and help deliver effective policing which keeps the public safe.

Association of Crime and Police Commissioners
http://www.apccs.police.uk/
National support for all Police and Crime Commissioners including opportunities for them to share news and best practice.

Central Government – Crime, Justice and the Law
https://www.gov.uk/browse/justice
See this website for an overview of all aspects of crime, justice and the Law.

Restorative Justice Council
http://www.restorativejustice.org.uk
National voice for the field of restorative practice.

 

Informative Websites

Community Group
http://www.communitygroup.co.uk/
Community Group is a website devoted to supporting communities. Their website is packed with ideas and information for how you can get more involved and help your own local community to grow.

Neighbours from Hell in Britain
http://www.nfh.org.uk/
This is a very commercial site but does include a lot of information on issues with neighbours.  It also includes some useful template letters for writing to your neighbour and Local Authority.  There is an online forum where you can connect with other people suffering similar problems.  You need to register for this – you can register for free by ignoring all the subscription payment options and simply clicking ‘create account’.

Noisy Neighbours
http://www.noisyneighbours.net/
A community resource on the subject of noisy neighbours, including a free forum which you do not need to register for in order to read comments or contribute your own. Some good information though not as comprehensive as ProblemNeighbours. Fairly commercial.

ProblemNeighbours
http://www.problemneighbours.co.uk/
Comprehensive website covering different issues you may have with your neighbours. Full of articles covering such issues as boundary disputes, dangerous dogs, bonfires and much more. Some excellent advice as to how you can approach your neighbour in person to discuss a problem rather than immediately calling in the authorities.