Addressing antisocial behaviour (summary document)
By: Shelter Published: June 2006
Shelter Inclusion Project has been developed in partnership with Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council to pilot a new approach to tackling antisocial behaviour.
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Launched in 2002, the project works with households to identify and deal with the causes of antisocial behaviour, and to build the skills people need to enable them to resolve their situation. Shelter Inclusion Project demonstrates how meeting the support needs of households can reduce the levels of antisocial behaviour, and the risk of homelessness and social exclusion.
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Of the 45 households that completed their time with the project, 60 per cent no longer exhibited any antisocial behaviour.
A further 11 per cent of these 'closed cases' were reported as showing improvements in their behaviour.
84 per cent of closed cases were assessed as no longer being at risk of homelessness following contact with Shelter Inclusion Project.
Almost 50 per cent of closed-case households were reported as making progress with money management and a small number of adults experienced an improvement in their economic status during their time with the project.
Shelter Inclusion Project helped to re-engage marginalised children. Of the 34 children and young people who received direct support with education, 91 per cent showed improvements in school attendance.
Service users reported that the project had made a significant difference to their lives. Many said it had raised their self-esteem and prevented them from being evicted. Most service users felt more in control of their lives, and were managing to address their antisocial behaviour.