What is harassment?
Harassment is most commonly seen as behaviour that targets members of identified groups because of their perceived differences. Individuals and families may face harassment on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, mental health or physical disability.
Harassment could be due to a simple lack of tolerance and understanding of this perceived difference, or may in some cases be due to established prejudices and ideology.
What can you do?
People may be more reasonable if you discuss your concerns with them before involving other parties, so try and talk to your neighbour first. However, if their behaviour scares you and you are fearful, please let Yorkshire Housing know. and co-operate with us through the process of investigating your concerns. You may be asked to keep an incident diary.
What can Yorkshire Housing do?
It is up to your neighbourhood officer to decide whether it is antisocial behaviour or not based on whether the tenancy agreement has been breached. Your neighbourhood officer will carry out a thorough and prompt investigation of your complaint and will keep you fully informed of his or her findings.
Some or all of the following steps will be taken depending on the extent of the problem:
- Issuing a warning
- Involvement of mediation or Restorative Justice for both parties
- Issuing CCTV equipment
- Issuing physical security measures such as extra locks and security lights
- Written warnings to perpetrator
- Injunction (county court order) against perpetrator
- Eviction proceedings
Find out more about how Yorkshire Housing deals with antisocial behaviour.
Report antisocial behaviour
If you or your neighbours are suffering from any of the issues described – we want to know. Report antisocial behaviour online or call 0345 366 4404.
We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy their home, free from nuisance or antisocial behaviour. Find out more about how Yorkshire Housing deals with antisocial behaviour.
Read some of our antisocial behaviour success case studies.