Meet The Team

CEO – Harvi Saimbhi
Harvinder is an expert in community safety and anti-social behaviour (ASB), she has held several prominent positions, her last being Head of Operational Delivery of Anti-Social Behaviour and Security Services for Leeds City Council. She has led major service reviews on ASB, noise nuisance, hate crime and CCTV.

Harvinder was invited to contribute to the revised frontline professional statutory guidance by the Home Office ASB Advisory Board and has conducted peer support reviews.

Harvinder has been a guest speaker at national community safety conferences, to share innovative models of good practice and has received a lifetime achievement award for delivering exceptional services in the field of community safety, ASB and a special recognition award for the development of hate crime services in Leeds.

Harvinder is passionate about enabling victims to have a voice and working with practitioners to tackle ASB effectively.

In her spare time, Harvinder loves to spend time with her grandchildren and travel abroad to work with charitie

Specialist Victim Project Manager- Charlotte Hamilton-Kay
Charlie joined the team as our Specialist Victim Project Manager in July 2021.

Previously Charlie worked as an ASB practitioner within Derbyshire Victims Services (DVS), providing practical and emotional support to victims of ASB, and led in the development of several projects to raise the profile of ASB within communities and the impact it has on its victims.  During her tenure, Charlie and the ASB team at DVS received the Julie Coulthard Memorial Award for outstanding achievement for the casework they completed during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Charlie studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and takes a keen interest in the motivations and compulsions behind anti-social behaviour.  She hopes that in understanding more about the reasons behind ASB we can effectively tackle it.

She is passionate about supporting victims to cope, and recover, whilst also helping them find their voice in standing up against ASB. Charlie is excited to be part of our team and looks forward to championing victims’ rights and welfare.  

Personally, Charlie spends a lot of time outdoors with her husband, 4 year old son and dog, she loves berry picking for homemade jam, countryside walks and watching cooking programmes. 

Practitioner Support Manager – Katy Anderson

Katy started working at ASB Help in September 2020 but has has worked within anti-social behaviour and the community safety field for over 15 years for the Police, Local Authority and not for profit ASB organisation, Resolve. Prior to this, she studied at Keele University and obtained a BA Hons Degree in Criminology and Applied Social Studies.  Throughout her career, Katy has worked on a variety of large projects including tackling anti-social behaviour on travelling encampment sites and car cruising injunctions and has won awards in recognition of her achievements.

Katy is passionate and strives to make a difference for victims of ASB.  This, accompanied with her enthusiasm, thirst for knowledge and endeavour to improve service delivery across the sector means that she is always willing to assist where possible.

Katy has two daughters and in her spare time loves spending time with her family.  When time allows she enjoys running.

Victim and Partnership Project Manager – Angela Denison
Angela joined the team in February 2022 and is a retired West Yorkshire Police Sergeant with over 30 years’ experience as a Police Officer.  She worked within CID, Patrol, Safeguarding and Neighbourhood Policing, and gained extensive experience whilst working within the field of ASB, securing the first Closure Order in the country in 2008.

Angela has been involved in various projects, working with partner agencies, including securing a Closure Order on a traveller encampment site, and tackling ASB linked to street drinkers and rough sleepers.

Following the tragic deaths of Fiona Pilkington and Francecca Hardwick, Angela was part of a District Review, examining how partner agencies dealt with ASB and went on to train police officers in utilising the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 legislation.

She has received awards for her contribution to tackling ASB and for her services to Neighbourhood Policing.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys walking with friends and keeping fit. She also volunteers for her local community cricket club

 

 

Performance and Information Officer- Carrie Johnson

Carrie joined the team as Performance and Information Officer in March 2022.

Carrie previously worked as an ASB Practitioner for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council for 5 years and worked within Social Housing for 2 years prior to this. During this time, Carrie has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the ASB field. Carrie is passionate about ensuring both victims and practitioners understand the tools and powers that are available to them to deal with ASB.

In her spare time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her 2 sons and family including weekends away to her families caravan in Wales.

Staff and Trustees

ASB Help was registered as a charity in 2013 and is funded by The Fairness Foundation which is funded by Julian Richer.

We consider ourselves to be a small charity which has a big impact and we are completely independent of all governmental authorities

If you would like to financially support the work of ASB Help then we would love to hear from you