Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership

Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership


DASL is working with We are 336, other local disability and mental health groups, Victim Support, Lambeth Council and the Metropolitan Police to raise awareness of hate crime against disabled people and improve the support available to people who experience it.

On behalf of the Partnership, DASL is managing a new two year project funded by Trust for London to raise awareness of hate crime against disabled people and provide advocacy to individuals who have experienced this. We have recently been joined by our first Hate Crime Advocate and Outreach Worker (Disabled People), Cheryl Lewis.

You can download a resource list about the organisations involved in our partnership and the support they can provide to disabled people here Lambeth_Disability_Hate_Crime_support_services_list_July_2017.pdf

About Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership

The Disability Hate Crime Partnership was set up in October 2014. At the end of March 2016 Lambeth Council deleted the post of Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator as part of the restructuring of its Community Safety Division. Work with victims of hate crime will now be part of the remit of neighbourhood teams dealing with anti-social behaviour. Mark Healey, who had held the Coordinator post, was instrumental in the development of the Partnership, and we are waiting for information from the Council about how it will replace this expertise to ensure that hate crime is properly dealt with.

We are working with We are 336 towards make the Disability Hub at 336 Brixton Road a hate crime reporting centre for disabled people.

The current member organisations of the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership are:
- Disability Advice Service Lambeth (Chair)
- Victim Support
- Lambeth Mencap
- Lambeth Learning Disability Assembly
- Lambeth Pan-Disability Forum
- Age UK Lambeth
- Lambeth Accord
- Healthwatch Lambeth
- Lambeth Autism Group
- Certitude (Solidarity in a Crisis Peer support service)
- Mosaic Clubhouse
- Lambeth and Southwark MIND
- Lambeth Council (Community Safety and Adult Social Services representatives)
- Metropolitan Police Service

We are working to raise awareness of disability hate crime, involve more agencies in our work, spread information about how people can report hate crime and seek funding for our projects.

The Partnership has held three very successful events to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week in October:

Disability Hate Crime Event October 2016

A bigger turn out this year of over 60 people. We were delighted to have the Lambeth Mayor Saleha Jaffer attend as well as Mark Healey from National Hate Crime Week and Anne Novis MBE. See tweets about the day below. You can read the report below or download a copy here - FINAL_Report_on_Lambeth_Disability_Hate_Crime_Event_Oct2016.pdf


Disability Hate Crime Event October 2015

Over 50 disabled people and professionals attended the event at We are 336. They were able to get involved in a number of interactive activities included a graffiti wall and a video box. A group of learning disabled adults presented a short play about mate crime. You can read our draft report on the event here Draft_Report_on_Lambeth_Disability_Hate_Crime_Event_Oct2015_without_resource_list.pdf

Disability Hate Crime Event October 2014

Disabled people talked about their experiences of hate crime and we heard about some of the national, London-wide and Lambeth policy work going on and about the local services which people can use for support. You can read a report about what happened at the workshop here Report_on_Lambeth_Disability_Hate_Crime_Workshop_Oct2014.pdf


To find out more about the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership, please contact or