Business hired to tackle antisocial behaviour

Tivyside Advertiser: Christopher Salmon (right), Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, congratulates Richard Davies, Executive Director of Customer Services at Gr?p Gwalia, on the company winning a contract to help reduce antisocial behaviour. (7843995) Christopher Salmon (right), Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, congratulates Richard Davies, Executive Director of Customer Services at Gr?p Gwalia, on the company winning a contract to help reduce antisocial behaviour. (7843995)

Housing, care and support services specialist Gr?p Gwalia has won a contract to reduce antisocial behaviour across Dyfed-Powys.

The not-for-profit organisation will deliver services in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, initially for up to three years, in a £200,000 drive to tackle anti social behaviour.

Gwalia staff will identify and manage risk to people who have experienced antisocial behaviour. They will ensure that those affected will have access to advocacy, counselling and mentoring to reduce the impact of antisocial behaviour.

The work is being funded by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon.

Richard Davies, Gwalia’s Executive Director of Customer Services, said: “We’re delighted to have won the tender to work with the Commissioner to make communities throughout Dyfed-Powys safer.

“Our work will provide a flexible and responsive service that will reduce the impact of antisocial behaviour. It will use methods which we currently use across our housing services, ensuring that our customers feel safe within their community."

Mr Salmon said: “I want innovative ideas to improve behaviour and keep communities safe – and the Gwalia tender presentation gave me just that in relation to antisocial behaviour. The company has great experience in housing, with communities and in dealing with antisocial behaviour.

“There are incredible challenges presented by crime and antisocial behaviour, and I’m in the process of commissioning a suite of services responsive to today's needs.

“I am focused on improving behaviour and tackling causes of antisocial behaviour. I want to see work with families to give young people responsibility and respect.”

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