believe housing is taking part in a national campaign bringing together people and organisations taking a stand against anti-social behaviour and making communities safer.
The County Durham-based housing association has a dedicated team tackling antisocial behaviour in all of the communities it serves. The team are leaders in tackling all aspects of safety in neighbourhoods and have received national recognition for their work on supporting domestic abuse victims.
Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week, runs from Monday, July 19 to Sunday, July 25. It aims to encourage communities to take a stand against antisocial behaviour and highlight the options available to those facing it.
The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.
Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).
Safer Neighbourhoods Manager at believe housing, Karen Gardner, said: “We passionately believe that everyone should feel safe and comfortable in their home and community.
“I think this week of action is a great idea to bring extra attention to the ways that anti-social behaviour can be tackled and issues resolved.”
Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, said: “We need to change the way we think about ASB. It is not low-level crime. It devastates the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.
“As the nation begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic and our society and economy celebrates the start of return to normal life, it is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs nationally and locally so that people feel safe in their homes and communities.
“We are delighted to have believe housing involved in this hugely important and successful campaign.
“It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community.”
For more information visit the ASB Awareness Week website.