Do you know your neighbours? Great neighbourhoods are made up of neighbours who know each other. They are friendlier, safer and nicer places to live. Neighbours are a source of support if someone is sick; they can take care of each other’s children or look after each other’s homes when someone is on holiday. Together you can make things happen that you couldn’t on your own.

When neighbours know each other they are more likely to look after one another. This is especially important during and after a disaster, like a storm or a large earthquake.

Neighbourhood Support is also another way to connect with your neighbours, as it aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. Neighbourhood Support works closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community to reduce crime, improve safety and prepare to deal with emergencies and natural disasters.