Survey to investigate assaults against housing staff
Inside Housing has launched a survey on assaults against housing staff.
The online questionnaire aims to gather individuals’ experiences of verbal and physical attacks.
We want to find out what types of attacks housing professionals face while doing their jobs, and whether they report all incidents to their employer.
The details provided will feed in to a wider investigation into the violence faced by those working in the housing sector. Inside Housing has conducted a Freedom of Information request asking local authorities across the UK how many assaults against housing staff have been reported to them since the beginning of 2009. We have also contacted the 100 largest housing associations requesting the same figures.
Housing professionals have until Tuesday 8 May to complete the online questionnaire and to share their experiences and opinions. All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The results of the survey will be published in Inside Housing on 15 June.