On a parallel note my son has just gone to Uni, and the others in his accommodation seem to be OK, but a friend's son has gone to another Uni and its been a nightmare as one of the new students in their accommodation is into drugs and has invited the local 'drug scene' gang to virtually take up residence and take the place over, and the non druggies are all scared and intimidated, and been threatened, and basically they are trying to get them out.
The Uni has not done much to help so far. It shouldn't be like that and certainly wasn't in my time at Uni.
I work in Housing Association properties for about five Associations. Their policies have changed dramatically. Traditionally they would have a 'sink estate' or dumping ground for all the 'trash'. The 'New' thinking is to distribute the undesirables over the entire housing stock in the hope that moving them to a 'nice' area will put pressure on them to improve their social behaviour, and also split them up. Is it working? I couldn't possibly say, but some of the older folk who felt quite secure in 'Old Fogey Avenue' are now too frightened to go out. Sometimes though, it does work oddly enough. It is upsetting though to find what was a nicely kept garden with three scrap cars parked on it, and ten dud car batteries.etc etc.......
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