NCVS has launched a survey to gain important insight and perspective from those with lived experience of serious violence and gather views from residents in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to feed into our partnership Community Assets Assessment Project.
Over the last three weeks, we've held a series of online participation events with key community partners and residents in specific areas across the city and county (Aspley, Broxtowe, Radford, Bulwell, Top Valley, Meadows, Sneinton, St Ann's, Mansfield, Hucknall, Sutton in Ashfield and Newark) to help us to better understand the underlying issues and causes of serious violence in local communities and to explore the community assets available within communities which tackle or help to reduce the risk of serious violence (i.e. weapon enabled crime, actual or grievous bodily harm and domestic abuse).
Background information on the project
This work has been carried out as part of our partnership project with the Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), to undertake a joint strategic community assets assessment to build a comprehensive picture of assets in communities affected by serious violence.
The focus of this project is to find out how communities feel about serious violence in their areas, what they believe the issues are, and how they feel they should be tackled. Within the context of this piece of work, community assets are not just services and physical resources but can also be defined as individuals, community organisations and projects.
Further representation needed from individuals
We are now looking to gain further insight and knowledge from individuals who have lived experience of:
- Domestic abuse
- Weapon related crime
- Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)
As well as residents who want to see serious violence reduced in their community, in specific areas across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The responses will help us to further understand:
- What is contributing towards serious violence
- What people feel the issues and gaps are
- How communities feel these should be tackled
All responses to our survey will be kept anonymous and will be treated as confidential.
Share your views and experiences with us
To take part in our survey, please click on this link.
The survey will close at 9am on Monday 8 March 2021.
If you have any further thoughts or questions about this project and/or you would prefer to talk to someone about this survey or your experiences, you can contact NCVS Group Development Officer Pauline Dorey on 07483 421510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.