Victim Support have a local project “Plymouth ASB Project: Advocacy and Support, Beyond crime”.
The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund to provide emotional and practical support to people living in Plymouth who are experiencing persistent and ongoing anti-social behaviour. Victim Support can offer help even if the police are not involved. Their service is independent, free and confidential.
We can offer help even if the police are not involved.
Our service is independent, free and confidential.
Please download our leaflet for further information and complete and send the referral form to ASBplymouth@victimsupport.org.uk
What is antisocial behaviour
If your quality of life is badly affected by other people in your community then you could be a victim of antisocial behaviour. We can offer support to people dealing with:
- noise nuisance
- neighbour disputes
- verbal abuse
- threatening behaviour
- harassment and intimidation
- criminal damage.
Not all antisocial behaviour is classed as crime but a lot is, or can become a crime. We can help you even if the police are not involved, but nothing will change if you don’t take action.
How we can help
- talk with you about the type of support that you want
- help you to identify what needs to be addressed and plan the actions that need to be taken
- provide support over the phone or meet you at a suitable venue
- with your permission, share relevant information on your behalf with other agencies and organisations such as the police or Plymouth City Council
- provide information about the most appropriate ways of reporting the antisocial behaviour
- offer support to help you cope with the emotional issues that may arise
- where appropriate, supply personal safety equipment
- signpost you to other agencies who provide specialist support
- if your case goes to court, we can support you through the civil court process including a pre-trial court visit
- liaise with the local Witness Care Unit should your case need to go to a criminal court (which could be the case if the antisocial behaviour escalates into any criminal activity).
Victim Support, 74 Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2HR.
T: 01752 424944
If you would like any further information about the Plymouth ASB Project, please get in touch. You can call us on 01752 424944, or email ASBplymouth@victimsupport.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org (for use by professionals with access to cjsm).