Preventing anti-social behaviour
Evicting a tenant is the last resort; we will always try and work with our customers to resolve anti-social behaviour. East Durham Homes has a number of initiatives to help people to be better prepared for independent living and to keep their tenancies, therefore preventing and reducing cases of anti social behaviour.
Easington Lifewise project
The project is aimed at young tenants aged between 16 and 25 years who may be living independently for the first time. We carried out research which showed that around a third of new tenancies let to this age group had ended within 12 months. The project provides training workshops as a way of preparing young people for tenancies.
Tenancy Sustainment Service
Our tenancy sustainment service offers support for the first year of a tenancy to make sure that our customers do not fall into rent arrears, they look after their property and any anti-social incidents (by or against the tenant) can be dealt with. The service is also available to existing tenants who need additional support.
STEP (Supporting Tenants, Eviction Prevented)
This project provides high level floating support to work with people from the area who are causing anti-social behaviour, it encourages them to stop the behaviour before it becomes more serious and possibly put their tenancy at risk. The project is funded through Supporting People and delivered by DISC and they have recently extended this funding until March 2010.
The Community Safety Partnership has developed the role of parenting practitioners to help prevent and tackle problem behaviour early. As part of our investment in the long term provision of this service, two members of staff have been trained in the ‘Lets Talk Parenting’ programme which allows them to facilitate and assist with parenting groups.
If anti-social behaviour continues then we will take further action to stop the behaviour.
Action taken against anti-social behaviour
Click on the links below to see what action we have taken against cases of anti-social behaviour:
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