A Salford housing provider has received national recognition for the way it deals with anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Salix Homes, which owns more than 8,300 homes across Salford, has been awarded HouseMark’s ASB accreditation for the third time.

The housing association has four neighbourhood teams working across Salford, as well as a 24-hour 1st Response security team who work together to make sure its neighbourhoods are safe and pleasant places to live.

The assessors were impressed by Salix Homes’ commitment to working with partners to prevent ASB and its clear focus on early intervention and prevention.

Warren Carlon, service director for communities at Salix Homes, said: “We are delighted to achieve this prestigious HouseMark ASB accreditation for the third time.

“Community safety is a priority for Salix Homes and we take all reports of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and will always take action where necessary to protect customers living in our neighbourhoods.

“We are committed to working with partners, such as the police, to tackle anti-social behaviour and create safe, happy communities where people can be proud to live and work, and this award is testament to that.”

HouseMark is an organisation which supports housing organisations to improve their performance and services and the accreditation is awarded in recognition of successful strategic and operational methods social landlords demonstrate to tackle ASB.