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Do More to Tackle Antisocial Behaviour, RSLs Told

Magazine article Public Finance

Do More to Tackle Antisocial Behaviour, RSLs Told

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Stronger neighbourhood management is needed to tackle antisocial behaviour and reinforce the government's Respect agenda, social landlords were told this week.

The Respect standard for housing management, launched on August 17, urges councils and housing associations to make it clear that they see antisocial behaviour as a serious issue and to empower residents to take more decisions for themselves.

A recent Housing Corporation survey showed that three in five housing association tenants believe their landlord is tackling antisocial behaviour well at neighbourhood level. Almost 60% employ ASB officers or other specialists.

But speaking at the launch of the standard at Baling council in west London, housing minister Baroness Andrews said some landlords needed to improve their performance and should use the standard as a benchmark. …

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