RESOLVE Antisocial Behaviour is staffed by a small highly skilled central team who develop, coordinate and deliver a diverse range of services to and on behalf of members.
Rebecca Bryant, OBE
Rebecca specialised in anti-social behaviour for 15 years, and latterly in her career broadened her leadership experience to include Community Safety, Domestic Abuse, Prevent and Offender Management as Head of Crime and Disorder at Manchester CC.
Rebecca has significant case experience, in both a local authority and Registered Housing Provider setting, having led a large multi-agency team focused to tackling anti-social behaviour through early intervention, targeted support and enforcement.
Rebecca has been a member of the Home Office ASB squad providing consultancy services to Community Safety Partnerships nationally and has also worked on the development of the current Vulnerability Risk Assessment Matrix. A key contributing practitioner supporting the Home Office and DCLG with the development of the current ASB, Crime and Policing Act having worked from inception to Act and giving evidence to both the Home Affairs Select Committee and Public Bills Committee Culminating in appearing in the New Year’s Honours list 2015 to receive an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for services to the Community and Victims Support in Manchester.
Rebecca can provide members with advice on all aspects of anti-social behaviour case management, including mental health and domestic abuse and broader community safety and cohesion issues.
Head of Learning & Development
Jacky has worked in social housing for 26 years and for most of that time she has specialised in ASB.
Jacky started working in ASB as a case officer in Manchester City Council’s newly formed ASB team back in 1995. After 4 years there, she worked for Whitehead solicitors as a legal assistant preparing and presenting ASB cases in court, as well as delivering training. Jacky worked across the country for a variety of social landlords.
Whilst working as a consultant for Adam Greenwood Associates, Jacky again worked for a variety of social landlords across the country undertaking casework, training, consultancy, assisting with policy and procedure and interim management.
Following this Jacky worked for Guinness Northern Counties as ASB Manager. Jacky was responsible for the ASB service across 26000 properties and managed a multi disciplinary team. Jacky broadened into Neighbourhood Management in 2011 and worked as Neighbourhood Manager for Mosscare Housing in Manchester, with responsibility for the ASB service. During this time Jacky tutored part time for Chester University on their Housing Law programme and also designed and delivered training courses as an associate for Resolve.
Jacky’s role – Learning & Development (BTEC and our non-accredited programme) and other development products (such as the Quality Assessment Framework, our service assessment tool).
Head of Member Services
Katy comes with a really strong background in ASB and Community Safety. Prior to working within the ASB field, Katy studied Criminology and Applied Social Studies at Keele University. Following this, in 2003, Katy began working for West Midlands Police, initially in a community partnerships and funding role working with other agencies and the voluntary sector to secure funds for crime reduction projects in the Birmingham area. Katy’s career then progressed to Local Intelligence Officer, specialising in ASB. After discovering her passion for tackling ASB, in 2009, Katy began work at Sandwell Borough Council, initially as ASB Officer for the Council’s enforcement team, before progressing to the position of ASB Town Lead, managing the ASB enforcement for 2 towns.
Katy has vast experience of delivering training across partnership teams. In recent times, Katy completed a large-scale project which focused around ASB relating to unauthorised encampments in Sandwell for which she is to pick up a Chief Constables Team Award later in May 2018.