TSA welcomes increased focus on families causing problems

TSA Chief Executive Peter Marsh said: "The TSA will be providing increased focus on this important issue. Tenants made it clear to us through our National Conversation that dealing with anti-social behaviour was a top priority. We need to find ways to help families better manage their behaviour so that the problems they create for their communities are dealt with and not just moved to another place.

"We want to encourage greater use of FIPs within the social housing sector as a tool for tackling anti-social behaviour, which will see landlords working with families in trouble to challenge and support them to change their behaviour and get their lives back on track.

"I have seen first hand that FIPs can work. During a recent visit to Tower Hamlets, I talked to the tenants of Poplar Harca housing association and heard how it was the tenants themselves who voted for FIPs to tackle local problems. One young woman spoke of how a FIP had quite literally turned her life around. She is the first person in her family who had ever experienced what it was like to get up in the morning and go to work."

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