Neighbour Dispute Confusion

I sense there is a rather sketchy distinction going on across the country between anti-social behaviour and a neighbour dispute.  At best this is causing confusion.  At worst it is leaving innocent, vulnerable victims ignored and without proper support and help. “Nothing was done because it was labelled a neighbour dispute.” Is this a familiar

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Suffering in Silence

We believe there are many victims of anti-social behaviour who are suffering in silence in the UK at this time. I read with interest a while back this article in the East Lothian Courier: http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/tranent/15200968.Residents__afraid_to_call_police__over_youth_gangs/ which clearly highlighted the issues when someone experiences anti-social behaviour. Gangs of up to 30 youths were gathering at a local park

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Victims being Failed

“Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs” (BBC on 5th July 2017) “Bijan Ebrahimi: Police ‘failed’ murdered man for years.” (BBC on 5th July 2017) There is a familiar theme here in these 2 reports that came out last week.  One report was published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the other by HMIC (Her Majesty’s

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Fundamental Flaw

We believe that there is a fundamental flaw underlying victim empowerment when individuals are dealing with such big organisations like Councils and social landlords.  The relationship is so unbalanced that it is easy to see how a victim could be ignored and feel powerless. The Victim’s Voice From our perspective, as a charity seeking to

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Age UK radio interview

During the month of April, a radio interview with Age UK was aired a number of times on ‘The Wireless’, to an audience of older people.  We were delighted to be a guest on the ‘We’ve Got Mail‘ programme, alongside Age UK’s own expert on anti-social behaviour, Lottie Beauchamp. We answered questions from 5 different

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Dispute Despair

Dispute Despair

‘Absolutely nothing was done.  It all still continues.  We are either ignored or treated as perpetrators.’  ‘Jack’, London This is Jack’s side of the story: “No action has ever been taken against my neighbours who continues a 2 year campaign of every instance of ASB imaginable against both my household and another tenant in the

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