Neighbourhood Champions are local people who want to improve their local communities by:
•    Reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and hate crime
•    Reducing the fear of crime
•    Empowering people and communities to make a difference
•    Campaigning for change

They will do this by:
•    Working closely with other organisations – both statutory and voluntary
•    Taking time to listen to local people
•    Providing information to guide people to the right service or organisation
•    Helping people to resolve local issues
•    Advocating on behalf of the community

WHAT MIGHT NEIGHBOURHOOD CHAMPIONS GET INVOLVED WITH?
Anti-social behaviour – for example:
•    Environmental issues such as graffiti or fly-tipping
•    Neighbour issues
•    Problems at local amenities eg parks and shopping parades
•    Support and encourage people to take action

The key to NC is that a volunteer can do as much, or as little, as they feel comfortable with. One person might only ever report graffiti in their area whilst others will be involved in supporting victims of ASB directly – we call this casework.

NC provides an opportunity for individuals who might have not got involved in this type of volunteering before to ‘dip a toe in the water’ and develop in the experience and confidence.

WHO ARE LIKELY TO BE CLIENTS OF NC?
NC will support anyone in a local community.  The clients are likely to be:
•    Victims of ASB who, for a variety of reasons do not report to the police, local      authorities or housing associations
•    Victims whose cases are being investigated by the authorities who need
     on-going support through the process

People will come into contact with the scheme through:
•    Self-referral
•    Referral by a partner agency such as police
      or local authority

 

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Neighbourhood Champions operates under license of TLC. Registered in England & Wales, No 7952718
Registered Office: 8 Crabapple Green, Orton Wistow, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 6YR