We are a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre at Breakthrough.
This means we act as an alternative establishment to the police where incidents can be reported in safety and confidence.
We provide a confidential, friendly and judgement-free space where people can talk through their experiences, report incidents, and get information on further support.
We know from our own work that hostility, harassment and hate crime are only a small proportion of the wider discrimination disabled people face on a daily basis and that sometimes it is difficult to separate out what might be unlawful behaviour from behaviour which is simply offensive or exclusive.
We also know that incidents on their own can seem small or insignificant to others but the repeated and cumulative impact on us can be difficult to bear. We are here to help talk through what has happened, the impact it is having and help you consider what options you may have in taking steps to tackle it.
Hate crimes are defined as any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Alternative lifestyle (in Greater Manchester)
You may also experience harassment or hate incidents because of any other aspect of your identity. Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening
If you or anyone you know has experienced or witnessed a hate crime or incident, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 234 3950, text directly on: 0793 994 3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your information is important for identifying problems early and preventing them from developing into something more serious.
Together we can stop hate crime if we help one another to identify, report, and challenge this behaviour wherever we can.
For further information on Hate Crime, or if you would like to report an incident online, visit the True Vision website: www.report-it.org.uk