The impact survey enables Neighbourhood Watch to demonstrate the impact that their activity has in their local area.

Questions from a range of sources have been pulled together to understand issues that are affecting local communities and any positive impact Neighbourhood Watch activity is having to address local concerns. The survey is open to all members of the public to complete, whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not.  It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey [link to be shared in April]

The survey covers: -

  • Perceptions and experience of crime – to help you understand levels of crime victimisation, fear of crime and feelings of safety of residents and the impact of crime prevention and reassurance activity by Neighbourhood Watch groups.
     
  • Neighbourliness – To help you understand levels of neighbourliness, community cohesion and loneliness in your local community and the impact of activity by Neighbourhood Watch groups to bring their community together to support each other.
     
  • Neighbourhood Watch reach and diversity - to help you understand the current reach and diversity of your Neighbourhood Watch membership and the impact of any activity you take to diversify and grow your membership.
     

Why do we need to understand impact?

  • Understanding where Neighbourhood Watch can make a positive difference motivates and engages coordinators and enables them to target their activity where it is most effective. 
     
  • Providing Neighbourhood Watch groups with a way to measure the impact of what they are proposing to do supports funding bids and evidence to funders, their local community and partners that their project or activity has been successful in making a difference.