Stockport Homes have joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behavior (ASB) and keep people in Stockport safe.
Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.
Organized by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organization, the week features a series of events all across the UK involving Councils, Police Forces, Housing Associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.
Stockport Homes will have a stall at Stockport Town Hall on Monday 3rd of July to mark the return of ASB Awareness Week for 2023.
Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that almost 1 in 5 people have had to consider moving home because of the impact ASB was having on them; 1 in 10 have actually moved. Despite this, over half of those surveyed who were either a victim or witness of ASB did not report the ASB.
Stockport Homes is urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience ASB. Incidents can be reported to the anti-social behaviour team at the local Council, or to the Police if people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.
Commenting, Liz Smith Head of Safer Neighbourhoods said:
“Stockport Homes understands how antisocial behaviour can blight the lives of residents living in neighbourhoods. Working with our partners in the One Stockport Safer Partnership, SHG is committed to raising awareness of how we can support victims and take positive action to bring ASB to an end so that people can live peacefully in their homes.”
Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added:
“ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.
“It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.
“We are delighted that Stockport Homes is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”
For more information about ASB Awareness Week – visit www.resolveuk.org.uk