The City's Council's anti social behaviour action team (ASBAT) won the consultant of the year award at this year's Housing Excellence Awards, beating competition from organisations across the country.
The team won the award in recognition of the work they have done dealing with anti-social behaviour in Manchester, as well as providing expert advice helping other groups crack down on problems in their areas.
Manchester's ASBAT team recently began operating as a commercial service, offering help to other councils, registered social landlords, police forces, community safety partnerships and schools in other parts of the UK.
As well as helping secure legal action against trouble makers - including through court attendance, liaison with legal services and out of hours support to witnesses - the team offers a range of professional training packages including anti social behaviour BTEC courses, arranged through Community Safety Professionals Ltd, an accredited provider (Edexcel BTEC centre 64565).
They also provide casework audits, help with serious case reviews and Ombudsman enquiries, specialist consultancy services including expert advice on anti social behaviour policy, and access to an online learning zone highlighting the best way of dealing with cases.
The team has a long history of tackling anti social behaviour in Manchester, including securing more than 650 ASBOs against trouble makers.
They have also secured more than 7,000 other legal actions including injunctions, possession orders, noise abatement notices and parenting orders to make sure problems are resolved and communities feel safer.
They also make sure ASBOs, evictions and seizures of stereos are publicised in the press, showing potential trouble makers that anti social behaviour will not be tolerated and giving residents the confidence to report problems.
Rebecca Bryant, Manchester City Council's anti social behaviour lead, said: "Manchester's anti social behaviour team has a long history of working with residents to successfully deal with these problems on the streets of Manchester, particularly by developing support from within communities, and this award is the latest piece of national recognition we have received.
"We've been at the cutting edge of using anti social legislation for several years and this award - voted for by people within the social housing industry - is recognition for the team's years of hard work and dedication."