Punitive mechanisms, mental health and the social housing tenant.

Savory, Allison (2016) Punitive mechanisms, mental health and the social housing tenant. Resolution, 77. pp. 6-8.

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“How does the governance of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) through social housing regulations create tensions between housing professionals, mental health professionals, the community and tenants with variable mental capacity?" Summary of research: The research explores how the governance of ASB through social housing regulations can create tensions between HPs, MHPs, the community and tenants with VMC. Within the literature it is discussed that there is an issue of competing mechanisms of ASB legislation and the care in the community (Parr 2010). The ASB legislation makes it a statutory duty for housing organisations to provide a system so that the community can complain if they are suffering from ASB. However, Brown (2004) points out that by doing this, it can create problems that have to be managed where without such structures the concept itself may not exist. This is something I wanted to explore further and found that there is some merit to this theory. Like Squires (2008) there is a concern shown here that what is happening is a criminalisation of nuisance. This widens the criminal justice net to catch people who would not normally be within it. This research suggests that those people include social housing tenants with VMC.

Item Type: Article
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:17
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9353

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