Neighbours and groups of people living together in communities such as streets and blocks of flats may experience problems or disputes that could easily be helped through the use of conflict transformation techniques. Conflicts can be caused by misunderstandings, people having different lifestyles or expectations of each other, and many people don't even realise that what they are doing is affecting others.
When people find it difficult to communicate with each other over issues, mediation or conflict coaching can help. It is less stressful, quicker and less costly than legal action and can improve relationships so that everyone can live together more comfortably.
Issues which the people involved have the ability to settle for example the use of communal areas, ball games, parking or boundary maintenance.
Specific complaints about behaviour, money or objects such as noise, care of gardens, damage of property or the cost of repairs.
Issues which both parties are prepared to work on such as their relationship, future communication or the behaviour of children.
involving physical violence or serious threats of violence.Criminal
Anything that needs a ruling on a point of law.Anything that needs the final outcome to be enforced.