Social housing landlords will be “given support to tackle anti-social behaviour through a new advisory group”.

Housing Minister Eddie Hughes has announced a new panel of experts to advise on the best approach for dealing with anti-social behaviour from tenants who suffer from mental health issues, or drug and alcohol dependency.

The panel will bring together organisations from across the sector to identify how landlords and local support services work together and provide early intervention for vulnerable perpetrators – helping to reduce the 1.5 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded and cut reoffending.

Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Eddie Hughes, said: “No one should have to live in fear of anti-social behaviour and putting a stop to this is vital to our mission to level up the country.

“We committed to protecting tenants from anti-social behaviour, as set out in the Charter for Social Housing Residents.

“That’s why I’m pleased to welcome members of our new panel whose expertise will help inform landlords and other services how to deliver positive change for their tenants, alongside our new reforms to improve social housing standards.”

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve said: “Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the devastating impact of anti-social behaviour on victims and communities.

“It is important that the challenge of anti-social behaviour continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.

“We are pleased to support the launch of the new Anti-Social Behaviour Panel and we look forward to working with partners to tackle the growing challenges around anti-social behaviour.”

The Anti-Social Behaviour Panel will commence in Summer 2022. The group aim to publish its good practice guidelines for social housing landlords and the wider sector on tackling anti-social behaviour by vulnerable perpetrators, in Autumn 2022.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Panel member organisations include:

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Home Office
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Help
  • Aster Housing
  • Gentoo Housing
  • The Local Government Association
  • National Federation of ALMOs
  • Network Homes
  • Resolve
  • SHAL
  • Sovereign Housing