Information on Hate Crime
This Chapter focuses upon: Hate Crime
The information in this chapter was last check on: 2nd Sept 2023
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Information that can be found in this chapter:
- Supportive Organisations
- Third Party Reporting Sites
- Disabled Peoples Organisations
- Support in Richmond
- Support in Kingston
- Support in Wandsworth
Disability Hate Crime - Support and Reporting Factsheet
This factsheet gives details of the help available to anyone who is either dealing with a disability hate crime or is a survivor of a disability hate crime in the past but still needs support with any issues that have come out of the experience.
You can download the Disability Hate Crime Factsheet - here
1. Supportive Organisations in Merton
Merton Council Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
Phone: 020 82744901
0300 500 8000 [For Clarion residents only]
Merton Voluntary Service Council
Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD
Phone: 020 8685 1771
Support for the voluntary sector in Merton. The website includes a directory of local organisations. MVSC also coordinate the Involve community engagement network for Merton.
Merton Centre for Independent Living
Phone: 020 3397 3119
Mob: 0744 936 2233
Phone: 020 8648 5405
Polish Family Association
Association for Polish Family PYZA, 66-72 High Street Colliers Wood SW19 2BY
Stop Hate helpline launched
A new 24/7 helpline for all those who are affected by or are a witness to hate crime has been launched in Merton, run by Stop Hate UK.
Phone: 0800 138 1625
Text: 07717 989 025
2. Third Party Reporting Sites - London Wide and National
Phone: 0800 456 1226
Whatsapp: 44 7341 846086
Community Security Trust
Phone: 020 8457 9999 or 0800 032 3263 (24 hours)
Phone: 020 7704 2040 (advice line) or 0800 999 5428 (domestic abuse helpline)
Stop Hate UK
Phone: 0113 293 5100
3. Disabled People’s Organisations - London and national
Phone: 020 7237 3181
SMS: 0771 839 4687
Disability hate crime Facebook Group London
A closed group for deaf and disabled people’s organisations interested in hate crime. Register via the Inclusion London website
Disability Hate Crime Network
Disability Rights UK
Phone: 0330 995 0400
This is not an exhaustive list. For further updates, see Inclusion London website
Raises awareness of reporting of disability hate crime to service users.
Telephone: 0203 475 1314
Bromley Experts by Experience
Bromley X by X are involved in the Bromley Community Links MOPAC / DHC group that meet regularly and are putting together a work plan in Bromley.
Telephone: 0208 650 2102
Camden People First
Third party reporting site. Advocacy for people with learning disabilities who have been victims of hate crime - closed at weekends
Telephone: 0207 388 2007
Enfield Disability Action
Phone: 0208 373 6228
Part of a network of organisations working with disabled people providing third party reporting sites in Enfield, coordinated by One-to-One Enfield http://www.one-to-one-enfield.co.uk
For Deaf project only - 0208 373 6237
SMS for Deaf project - 07919247843
Choice in Hackney
Phone: 0207 613 3206
Text phone: 0207 613 3208
SMS: 07973 234 858
Third party reporting site and advocacy. Part of the Community Alliance to Combat Hate Crime (CATCH)
Hammersmith and Fulham - Safety Net People First
A self-advocacy network of people with learning disabilities
Speak Out in Hounslow
A self-advocacy network of people with learning disabilities
07949 076081 [Director Sally Malitt]
Disability Advice Service in Lambeth (DASL)
Phone: 0207 738 5656 [enquiry/mental health]
Direct Payments 0207 501 8960 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy 0207 501 8966 Advocacy@disabilitylambeth.org.uk
Hate Crime 0207 642 2054 email@example.com
Reporting site. Advocacy service. DASL coordinate the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership.
Lewisham Disability Coalition
Phone: 0208 697 0100 or 0800 231 5453
Third party reporting site for all forms of hate crime including disability
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
Phone: 0208 925 2435
Third party reporting centre. Safe, confidential environment for anybody who has experienced crime, harassment or abuse because of their race; religion; sexuality; disability; age; gender identity or mental health condition.
Tower Hamlets - REAL
Phone: 0207 001 2170
Third party reporting centre, advocacy casework support for victims.
Involvement in hate crime related partnerships or forums
Waltham Forest and Newham - Stay Safe East
Reporting site, advocacy and support to disabled victims and survivors of hate crime, ASB, harassment, domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. Consultancy including casework and policy advice. Training and workshops, speakers for events.
0208 519 7241
People First Advocacy
London wide - Advocacy, Signposting and Advice telephone service for people with learning difficulties and their carers/supporters. Support to report a hate crime, get victim support, give them information about services or support them to get an advocate to go through the justice system.
0207 274 5484
Housing 4 Women
H4W is a charity that provides social housing and gender sensitive support services to women. They offer training for professionals and referral pathways. Specific LBT+ service which will provide support for high risk women and girls.
020 7501 6120 (09:00am -5:00pm Monday to Friday)
Metro is a charity which runs a service that provides support to people who have experienced hate crime who are LGBT throughout South London. They provide counselling; have a community action group; and a volunteer peer mentoring programme.
020 8305 5000
London Race Advocacy Project
The LRAP has been established to support victims of race and religious hate crime in 16 London
boroughs through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, and representation
London 0800 374 618
4. Support Services for those experiencing Hate Incidents/ Crime, including abuse, harassment and discrimination in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
CAB provides advice and support to all. The Citizens Advice Bureau service is independent and provides
free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of areas, including experiences of discrimination, harassment or hate crime.
0844 826 9700 (Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm)
There are also drop in services available, to find the most convenient location visit the website http://www.rcabs.org/public/emailadvice/
They run advice surgeries across London:
Mondays:11am-4pm (North London - 1, Turnpike Lane,
London N8 0EF)
Saturdays:10.30am-1pm (Southall - First Floor Office, 54A The Broadway, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 1QB)
Richmond AID is a charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas.
Call Richmond AID on 020 8831 6080
or send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Support Services for those experiencing Hate Incidents/ Crime, including abuse, harassment and discrimination in the London Borough of Kingston
Kingston Race & Equalities Council
Supporting victims of harassment and discrimination and promoting race and equalities in the Royal Borough of Kingston and surrounding areas.
Call them on 020 8547 2332 or send them an email to email@example.com
Refugee Action Kingston
Providing advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kingston area.
020 8547 0115
Kingston LGBT Forum
6. Support Services for those experiencing Hate Incidents/ Crime, including abuse, harassment and discrimination in the London Borough of Wandsworth
THRIVE Online (formerly Family Information Service)
For young people affected by hate crime
020 8871 7899 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Wandsworth Council Tenants Hate Incident Reporting Line Wandsworth
For Wandsworth Council tenants
020 8871 6829