t: 01823 352210
Types of Conflict
Can involve conflicts caused by issues such as Noise, Anti Social Behaviour, Animals, Boundaries, Parking, Children or other such community related issues. It can involve just two people or larger groups.
Referrals are accepted from individuals or organisations by telephone, fax, email or letter.
Where you no longer feel able to deal with the issue or you would like help to resolve the matter please contact us.
- Step One - Contact us on 01823 352210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Step Two - We will ask the other party/parties if they wish to use mediation to resolve the difficulties
- Step Three - We will appoint two mediators to contact you
- Step Four - The mediators will meet you in your home
- Step Five - The mediators will arrange and facilitate a joint meeting at a neutral venue
The roots of Community Mediation can be found in a communities concern to find better ways of resolving conflict and its efforts to improve and complement the legal system. Community mediation is characterized by;
- the use of trained community volunteers as the primary providers of mediation services.
- the organisation is a registered charity or not for profit with a governing board.
- mediators, staff and the governing board are representative of the diversity of the community to be served
- provides direct access of mediation to the public through self referral and striving to reduce barriers to service including physical, linguistic and cultural
- providing service to clients regardless of their ability to pay
- initiating, facilitating and educating for collaborative community relationships to effect positive systemic change
- engaging in public awareness and educational activities about the values and practices of mediation
- providing a forum for dispute resolution at the early stages of the conflict
- providing an alternative to the judicial system at any stage of the conflict
Mediation Somerset provides community mediation to a geographical area covering the five district councils in Somerset and the unitary authority of Weston Super Mare, the population of this geographical area is estimated at 687000.