Could you help elderly or disabled neighbours in your area? This Good Neighbour guide includes some tips for helping people who may be at risk of falls or accidents in their home or who could be targeted by burglars, rogue traders or others who may do harm.
In emergencies - dial 999
Vulnerability - if someone is at risk because of how they are living phone Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80.
Hate crimes - if someone is being targeted because of their race, disability or sexuality telephone:
Domestic violence - if you think someone is the victim of domestic violence telephone:
Crime prevention advice - Nottinghamshire Police provide free advice on crime prevention and home security. Phone: 101
Neighbourhood Watch - bringing neighbours together to keep a watch on their area www.ourwatch.org.uk
Neighbourhood alerts - for information on criminals or rogue traders operating in your area www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk
Rogue traders - reports concerns or visits to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06. Get advice on doorstep crime and rip-offs from www.adviceguide.org.uk
Approved Trader Scheme - our list of traders who have been approved by the County Council’s trading standards officers. Phone: 08454 04 05 06 Web: www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
Help at home
Handy Person Adaptations Service (HPAS) - approved traders to put up shelves, fit locks and carry out other small jobs for older or disabled people for a small fee. See our HPAS page for more information
Smoke alarms - Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service can fit these for free for elderly or disabled neighbours. Phone: 0800 022 3235
Personal support - If you think a neighbour is struggling with everyday tasks talk to them about whether they may need help. Find out more about the social care support available.
Bad weather may mean that some neighbours can’t get out and about. They may need help with shopping, clearing paths in the snow or ice, getting a repeat prescription, putting out bins, walking the dog – or they may just need to see a friendly face! The government have issued guidance on clearing paths safely.