Unit 4.1

In the personal and public sphere: Relations between neighbours

Conventions and forms regarding the behaviour between neighbours

  • In the United Kingdom, there is a close neighbour relationship. They try to help each other and improve safety.
  • Neighbourhoods where there are children, nurseries or primary schools, elderly people and a high percentage of home-owners, tend to be more neighbourly than others.
  • In England, 81% of people agree that their area is a place where people from different backgrounds get along well together.
  • There is a partnership called The Neighbourhood Watch scheme. It is a voluntary crime prevention movement covering England and Wales with around 2.3 million household members. It intends to bring people together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations, individuals and families. To join it and find useful information about starting scheme visit ourwatch.org.uk
  • When you are invited into your neighbour’s house, ask if you should take off your shoes before coming in.
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