Between 19-25 July 2021 we brought together hundreds of housing associations, councils, police forces, charities and other agencies – along with government departments – to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.
Thanks to our friends and partners, the event was a huge success.
Social media takeover
The #ASBAwarenessWeek hashtag was used more than 9,000 times on Twitter during the week – and trended in the early part of the week.
The hashtag had an economic value of £140,000, and estimated it reached more than 16,000,000 users.
There were also thousands of Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn posts.
Dozens of local and regional papers from all across the country carried stories about activities being done by partners.
Resolve’s Taking Back our Communities report was sent to every MP, along with other key stakeholders working in community safety.
Both Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Safeguarding, and Eddie Hughes MP, Minister for Homelessness and Housing, supported the campaign and provided video messages for Resolve (these can be viewed here)
Thanks to our supporters and sponsors
Organised by Resolve, ASB Awareness Week was backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).
We’d also like to thank our sponsors, Stockport Homes, REACT and The Co-op.
ASB Awareness Week will be back in 2022, bigger and better.
The week has achieved a huge amount. Tackling ASB has risen up the public and political agenda, with councils, landlords and police forces committing to collaboration on levels not seen before.
The government’s Beating Crime Plan has prioritised early intervention in tackling ASB.
Resolve will continue to champion community safety.
Retail is Britain’s largest private-sector employer with 3 million workers employed in the industry. Now more than ever we can appreciate the important role that our shops play in our communities. From the local corner shop to the out of town superstore, shop workers provide a vital role in ensuring that people have the supplies and goods that they need. Yet despite their importance, violence, verbal abuse and aggressive behaviour towards shop workers have become a major problem.
ASB Help is committed to giving victims of anti-social behaviour a voice. We identified that by working directly with authorities responsible for managing the Community Trigger, and their partner agencies, we could advise them on best practice and help them to shape their policies and procedures to ensure victims of anti-social behaviour can easily invoke their statutory right to a review of their case. And crucially, that once activated, the Community Trigger brings about purposeful action to bring an end to the anti-social behaviour.