ASB and Harassment
Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
Anti-Social Behaviour can have a devastating impact on victims and impact on neighbouring households. ASB is not acceptable and Tamil Housing will investigate and take tenancy enforcement or legal action where this is necessary.
The following constitutes ASB:-
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Racial abuse or hate crime
- Criminal damage
- Noise nuisance
- Threatening or intimidating behaviour
- Smoking or drinking alcohol under age
- Selling drugs
- Substance misuse
- Litter and rubbish dumping
- Nuisance driving
Tamil Housing will take practical action to deal with reports of ASB issues. Our early steps will include trying and dealing with the causes of ASB, including offering mediation where appropriate. Persistent anti-social behaviour may result in you losing your home.
If you wish to receive a copy of our ASB policy or procedure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Domestic violence or abuse affects the physical and mental well being of not only an individual but also, their family members, including children.
Domestic abuse can take various forms, this may include:
- Coercive control
- Physical violence
- Threatening behaviour
- Swearing and shouting
- Behaviour that humiliates or degrades the victim
- Taking control of money
- Stopping the victim from leaving the home
Domestic abuse (DA) can occur at any time during a relationship and tends to grow worse overtime and can become more frequent. DA can also happen in any kind of relationship, with people suffering regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle. Children are often silent victims; witnessing or being a victim of DA can seriously affect a child’s behaviour, health, school performance, development and long term future.
Potential triggers of domestic violence or abuse:-
- Trying to leave a partner
- Feeling alone and socially isolated if English is not their first language or has a disability stopping them from going out or talking to people
- Misuse of drugs and/or alcohol
You can speak to someone in confidence for support, information or an emergency referral to temporary accommodation by contacting the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk.
If you are in any immediate danger due to domestic violence, we urge that you contact the Police immediately on 999.
Hate crime is a crime typically involving violence. This is motivated by prejudice on the basis of;
- National or ethnic origin
- Sexual orientation
- Religion or belief
- Gender or Gender Identity
Any event motivated by any of the above becomes a criminal offence such as assault or damage to property or threats. Hate Crimes is taken very seriously by Tamil Housing and by the Police. It is vital that any Hate Crime or Hate related Incidents are reported, whether you are directly affected or it’s against another victim.
Hate crimes include;
- Violence or threats of violence
- Abusive or insulting words or behaviour
- Damage or threats to property
- Offensive Graffiti
- Arson or attempted arson
- Take your complaint seriously;
- Act quickly to deal with the situation e.g. remove offensive graffiti and carry out repairs needed as a result of the incident as a matter of urgency
- Be honest with you about the possible outcome of the case
- Put you in contact with the best people to help you
- Support you to contact the Police
- Do everything possible to help you move to another home if the matter cannot be resolved by liaising with the relevant parties
- Support you to stay in your home if you do not want to move