Empowering Disabled People to combat Hate Crime

Sep 06 2018

Empowering Disabled People to combat Hate Crime

“Housing & Hate Crime against Disabled People”
Wednesday 17 October 2018
10am to 2pm
“We are 336”, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Call 020 7501 8976 to book your ticket or Book via eventbrite

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 runs from 13th – 20th October.

This event, organised by DASL with the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership, is aimed at Disabled people, their families and carers and local service providers including Council and Health staff, Police, Housing Officers and other agencies.  It’s for anyone who wants to know more about identifying and reporting hate incidents and crime and how to get support if you or someone you know is a Disabled person who is a victim of a hate crime..

Disability Hate Crime is often mistaken for anti-social behaviour or low level harassment when being reported. Without knowing how to recognise Disability Hate Crime and how to report it, people continue to suffer, sometimes with tragic consequences.

David Strong, DASL Director, says, “Keeping safe and enjoying life without daily verbal harassment, physical threats, bullying or worse should be a right for all Disabled people. Sadly, through the work of our Hate Crime Advocacy service, we know that many Disabled residents have been victims of sustained and long term abuse by neighbours that has had a devastating impact on their life”.

Aims of the event –
• How Disability Hate Crime & neighbour disputes can sometimes be misunderstood as anti-social behaviour
• Learn why reporting is important & how the DASL Hate Crime Advocacy Worker for Disabled people can support you
• Meet local Police and other organisations that can help you to keep safe
• Learn more about Inclusion London’s new Disability Hate Crime Project working with Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations to develop support services across London

Expect information stalls, speakers, lots of time to talk to each other, meet with local Police, Housing providers and other services.
Light Lunch provided.

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