Chief Executive Officer – Rebecca Brown
Rebecca is an accomplished ASB practitioner with a strong background of resolving
complex cases including racial harassment, radicalised individuals, domestic
abuse, serious violence and organised crime.
Rebecca champions the voice of victims. Her workwith ASB Help is committed to raising the profile of victims by working with the Home Office, National Police Chiefs Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Office for the Victim’s Commissioner, Local Government Agency and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. She is passionate about raising the profile of the most vulnerable and frequently ‘hidden’ victims of anti-social behaviour.
Outside of work, Rebecca is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford and is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the human dimension of conflict. Rebecca is a keen military historian and spends her free time visiting current and former battle spaces to inform her understanding of the character of conflict and has previously written about insurgency and counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, extremism and South Arabia academically. Rebecca is a member of the Royal United Services Institute and the University of Oxford Strategic Studies Group.
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.
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 and Partnership Project Manager – 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 charities.
Communications Officer- Emma Roberts
Emma has been working for ASB Help since 2018 and really enjoyed watching the charity grow in this time.
With a BSC in Criminology and Psychology as well as an MSC in Criminal Investigation, Emma is a valuable asset to the team.
In her spare time, Emma enjoys going out for food and drinks with friends and listening to live music.
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