Supportive Interventions for Anti Social Behaviour: Their Use and Effectiveness, Especially on People with Mental Health Problems
Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour: Supportive Interventions for Anti Social Behaviour: Their Use and Effectiveness, Especially on People with Mental Health Problems Copyright © 2009 Jayne Mugo All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Dissertation.com Boca Raton, Florida USA • 2012 ISBN-10: 1-61233-788-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-61233-788-3
First and foremost, I would like to thank the almighty God and Sovereign Lord of the Universe, Jehovah, God, for blessing me with perseverance and drive to complete this Research study. I very much counted on his undeserved kindness and readiness, to hear every one of his creation, and especially those who call upon his name. Additionally, I wish to thank my mentor Dr Louise Phillips. This process would have been an even more exhaustive journey without her support and guidance. I am particularly grateful for her patience, knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge and guidance to those reaching out for it. This study could not have been completed without the cooperation and wilful support from the staff at the housing trust’s Tenancy Sustainment team, Customer service Managers and the ASB Consultant. These people who remain anonymous were the catalysis that helped with the crucial data and insight that I invaluably depended on to complete my Dissertation. I humbly would also like to acknowledge the dedicated support I received from my family and friends throughout this journey. I will be forever indebted to your understanding and encouragement
I dedicate this journey in loving memory of my parents, Benjamin and Tabitha. Their believe in my educational welfare nudged me forward to reach out academically and achieve my milestones. This study is also dedicated to my dear brother John, who steadfastly stood by me during my high school days; at a time when my academic pursuits were in jeopardy. My dedication also goes to my Son – James, and daughters - Madeleine, Maryanne and Margery, for their continued love, and tireless encouragement to fulfil my dream. Lastly, I would like to dedicate this body of work to all those women (young and old) who dare dream for goals beyond cultural convention. This body of work is living testimony that dreams can transcend conventional boundaries and be attained through hard work and perseverance.
This is an evaluative Research study of Supportive Intervention Tools for tackling Anti; social behaviour implemented by a large Housing association, since the Home Office Respect Agenda Action Plan was launched in 2006. The Research study set out to explore the use and evaluate the effectiveness of supportive interventions as compared to enforcement interventions, and especially where people with mental health problems are involved The phenomenological theoretical approach which underpins this Research is informed by
the philosophy of delving further beyond the obvious facts of live to identify the meaning and understanding of social phenomena as the people involved in it perceive, experience, and interpret it. The research used a mixed method approach based on quantitative data gathered from the trust’s ASB practitioners, Tenancy Sutainment support Coordinators, and case studies from the ASB Support Coordinator. The Qualitative input was based on an in-depth overview by the Trusts ASB Consultant, of the Quantitative data gathered stretching over over a two year period. Three key areas emerged as the principal findings of the research;1. First, the research study established that...