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Preventing anti-social behaviour

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We’d like residents to feel their neighbourhood is a safe and pleasant place to live.

We have a range of initiatives which are help to prevent anti-social behaviour including:

  • mediation;
  • acceptable behaviour contracts;
  • parenting contracts;
  • demotion of tenancies;
  • starter tenancies;
  • floating support;
  • working closely with the police, local authority and other relevant agencies;
  • partner to the Worthing and Adur Anti-social Behaviour Project;
  • designing new properties to enhance security;
  • ensuring that tenancy obligations relating to anti-social behaviour are clearly explained at ‘sign up’ interview;
  • removing graffiti promptly;
  • a Neighbourhood Warden.

We also undertake projects and work in partnership with other agencies to provide activities for young people and the wider community. These help prevent anti-social behaviour.

How we help to reduce anti-social behaviour

The Community House – working with partner agencies and other providers of childrens services, The Community House provides information, advice, drop in sessions and activities for the young and the wider community to help create a stronger, sustainable environment where people can feel valued and safe.

Football in the community – working in partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion and other Registered Social Landlords to provide football sessions in the community for young people.

Environmental improvements – consulting with the local residents to change the use of open spaces to provide facilities such as a multi-sport area, 5 a side football, and play area.

Adhoc projects – working with residents who have an interest in improving the environment surrounding them. We will help them to achieve their aims and sometime may provide a small grant to kick start the project e.g. ‘park life’ – two residents successfully obtained funding to provide a community garden, benches and play equipment in the open space near their homes.

Children’s Safety Education Foundation – we have also sponsored the Children’s Safety Education Foundation to provide a local school with an innovative educational programme which cover these topics:

  • bullying;
  • first aid;
  • road safety;
  • drug, alcohol and solvent mis-use;
  • vandalism;
  • fire safety;
  • car crime;
  • anti-social behaviour.