Hearing the perspective from; East Sussex County Council, Hastings Borough Council, CCG, Police and the Voluntary Sector in answer to the following two questions:
- What is the current picture in your service for supporting vulnerable victims?
- What connections are needed to be made with other organisations to increase the resilience of your clients?
The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2014 shared out the responsibility between police, local authorities and social landlords to respond to ASB. However, there is little doubt that those considered most likely to be the cause of ASB are in fact as likely to be vulnerable victims themselves; this is clearly demonstrated through increasing local instances of “cuckooing” or county drug lines. However, there is a distinct risk, particularly with the new ASB powers, that we end up focusing our resources on the most obvious groups and pushing the behaviour out of certain areas of the town but not addressing the underlying causes. The result is that one group or community will feel safer in the town but another group or even another location will not.
To coincide with National Hate Crime Awareness week, we will also be displaying information. https://nationalhcaw.uk/
This network is organized jointly by HVA and ESCC. Your details are held by HVA but will be shared with ESCC staff only for the purposes of organising the network and post event feedback.
Hastings, TN34 1BA
The aims of this Awareness workshop are for delegates to be introduced to legislation regarding equality and diversity and explore the concept of inclusion.
Based on feedback from previous events this Locality Network Event will focus on Social Prescribing, highlighting what’s working well and the many opportunities that new navigation services, and Health and Wellbeing Hubs, offer in Hastings and St Leonards.
Between January 11th – February 10th 2019 Hastings Borough Council will be consulting on their Budget and Corporate Plan and want to hear views from local community organisations. Hastings Community Network are pleased to collaborate with Hastings Borough Council to ensure that local voluntary and community groups have an opportunity to input.