We are now taking bookings for the ARCH webinar on Anti-Social
Behaviour (ASB) & the Community Trigger to be held on 14
September and which we are holding in conjunction with our
colleagues at the National Federation of ALMOs.
Tenants in social housing are more likely to be victims of crime
and experience anti-social behaviour (ASB) and the Government made
a commitment in the Social Housing White Paper "Charter for Social
Housing Residents" to support residents facing ASB and crime and in
paragraph 121 of the White Paper, the Government promised to
clarify the different responsibilities that police, local
authorities and social landlords have in tackling ASB and social
landlords are to be encouraged to inform residents of their rights
to make a Community Trigger application.
The new social housing Tenant Satisfaction Measures proposed in
the White Paper will include measures on responsible neighbourhood
management, including tackling anti-social behaviour and in this
special webinar we will explore what the Government will expect
from local authorities and ALMOs in tackling ASB and delivering the
Charter for Social Housing Residents and hear from a number of our
member councils and ALMOs on how they are tackling the issues
within their local authority areas.
Steve Ward from the Social Housing Division at the Ministry of
Housing, Communities & Local Government will outline the
Government's plans to support tenants facing ASB and crime and the
expectations placed on social landlords under the White Paper and
the Charter for Social Housing Residents.
Katy Anderson from ASB Help and Jim Nixon from Stoke on
Trent City Council will outline the approach taken in Stoke in
tackling ASB and how the use of the Community Trigger and the ASB Pledge is helping support their
Carl Mullooly from Sheffield City Council will focus on the work
done by Sheffield's Neighbourhood Housing Officers in providing
support for Sheffield City Council's housing tenants, helping to
address issues of concern. This approach has helped to reduce ASB
reports from tenants from around 5,000 to less than 3,000 within
Anita McGinley from South Essex Homes will highlight the working
relationship between South Essex Homes and Essex Police to tackle
the problem of "County Lines" and the sharing information on all
aspects of ASB across the Borough and we will hear from Colchester
Borough Homes on their approach to tackling ASB.
In the final session, we will hear from Rebecca Bryant, Chief
Executive of Resolve
UK - a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon
community safety and antisocial behaviour. Now in its 25th
year, Resolve's mission is to help organisations to effectively
deal with community safety and ASB issues through training,
support, guidance and sharing best practice.
This special webinar is open to ARCH member councils and members
of the National Federation of ALMOs and is aimed at tenant
representatives, elected members, ALMO Board members and officers
from ARCH member councils and ALMOs. ARCH & NFA members are
entitled to up to 5 free places at the event.
Click here to
reserve your place.