Mencap joined together with HOPE, Stop Hate UK, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Disability Hate Crime Network and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week on 12-19 October 2013.
What did we do?
We brought you blogs all week, offering different views and experiences of hate crime. We also created our new easy read guide on what to do if you're a victim of hate crime. We also had Paul Giannasi of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) live tweeting and answering questions about the issue - see some of the questions and answers and join the discussion yourself #LDHateCrime.
Download our easy read guide on what to do if you are a victim of hate crime.
For this discussion blog, the Campaigns assistants, Ciara, Youssef, Leroy and Josie, discuss their thoughts on learning disability hate crime and how people with a learning disability are treated by the justice system...
Campaigns lead Jo Davies challenges what you really know about hate crime - some of the facts may surprise you...
My name is Richard Lawrence. I am a Projects Support Assistant at Mencap. I have a learning disability. For Hate Crime Awareness Week, I have written a blog about learning disability hate crime, my personal story and how I still feel emotionally affected.
For Hate Crime Awareness Week, Simon Parkinson, Director of external relations at Mencap, writes about the current situation of disability hate crime in the UK...
What can you do to help?
Ask your local Police and Crime Commissioner to take the PCC pledge
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) set police forces' priorities in England and Wales. We want PCCs to take the PCC pledge and stand by people with a learning disability to end hate crime
Ask your local police force to sign the Stand by me police promise
We want all police services to show support for people with a learning disability who are victims of hate crime, by signing up to the 'Stand by me' promise
- Join the discussion on Twitter #LDHateCrime
- Share your thoughts on facebook