Neighbourhood Watch We should all feel safe in our homes and communities. Without a sense of security, people are prevented from living their lives to the full. They may feel they do not have control, are less willing to go out, lack a sense of belonging and may not engage in social activities. How can I set up a Home Watch scheme in my area? Setting up a scheme is very simple. It is up to you how you run your scheme, but there is always help available from the council and the Police. So, to get started: Ask your neighbours if they are interested in joining a scheme. It doesn't matter how many members you start with, whether it is 4 or 40, as long as you are all working together. Contact the Partnership Team on 0161 856 8676, and they will arrange a date for a member of the local neighbourhood police team to meet with you and your neighbours. This is when the scheme will be 'launched'. After the launch, you will receive help and advice on how to Co-ordinate a scheme plus you'll receive copies of homewatch invitation cards for each of your members and other neighbours.