In the Media

Nuisance neighbours face compulsory life skills lessons

PUBLISHED June 1, 2004

"Neighbours from hell" who are evicted from their council homes will have to agree to take compulsory rehabilitation programmes to get rehoused under new government plans.

The home secretary, David Blunkett, has acknowledged the criticism that evicting anti- social families and simply rehousing them means that someone else gets the nuisance neighbour.
He wants to use little-known powers in the new anti-social behaviour legislation to ensure that they take part in a rehabilitation programme when they are rehoused.