Life doesn't always run smoothly, but there are a number of government agencies and other organisations that can help in a time of crisis.
If you are in need of advice, including general, benefits, consumer, housing, legal or health advice, visit the Hertfordshire County Council website for details of useful contacts and links that may be of assistance.
In an emergency, dial 999
In a non-emergency, you can contact the Hertfordshire Constabulary on 0845 3300222. You can find out further information on the Hertfordshire Constabulary website.
You can call Hertfordshire Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime. Telephone 0800 555 111. Further information can also be found on the Hertfordshire Crimestoppers website
St Albans District Council is committed to Community Safety. We run a number of Community Safety Schemes and Projects in conjunction with the Police and other partners. Please see our Community Safety pages.
There are a number of practical ways you can help prevent becoming a victim of crime.
The Crime Reduction website has lots of useful information on crime prevention, such as details on how to beat the burglar, and advice for when you are away.
For information on how you and your neighbours can work together to prevent crime, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website.
You can register your mobile phone with the The Mobile Equipment National Database (M-E-N-D). If the police or other organisations recover your phone after loss or theft, you will be notified by M-E-N-D. Further details on the scheme can be found on the M-E-N-D website.
Victims of Crime
Being a victim of crime can be a very traumatic experience.
Victim Support helps people cope with the effects of crime. Information about Victim Support and how to receive support and assistance can be found on the Victim Support website.
The DirectGov website has information on Crime and Justice, and Legal Advice.
The Woman's Aid website has information on domestic violence, your legal rights, and how to find a refuge.
The BBC "Hitting Home" website has information, help and support for anyone affected by domestic violence.
Family and Marriage Problems
Relate is the UK's largest and most experienced relationship counselling organisation. Further information on the services they offer can be found on the Relate website.
You can search for your local dentist, doctor, hospital, support services, pharmacies, as well as other health related information on the Health pages of the St Albans District website.
Trouble at Work
Information on your rights and legislation on the workplace can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.
Date of last review: 23 May 2011
Discrimination and Harassment
The Equality and Human Rights Commission website provides information and advice to people who think they have suffered any form of discrimination or harassment.