Disability Direct are proud to launch the website for a brand new project called Tackling Hate Crime Together The website was developed in partnership with Disability Direct and Socially Inspire and funded by the Police and Crime Commissioners for Derbyshire.
The new Hate Crime website offers up to date information and advice, raises awareness and enables individuals to report anonymously. The project also offers ongoing support to those who are or who could potentially be victims of hate crime.
Craig Thomson, Project Coordinator (Tackling Hate Crime Together) said:
“We are a significant organisation in tackling hate crime in the city of Derby and South Derbyshire, it is important to us that our services are accessible to all people. Therefore it is good news that this website has been developed and now online. We hope that this website will help us to support more people, receive more enquiries and display the service that we offer.”
Sally Austin, Service Manager of Disability Direct said:
“We had confirmation of the funding from the Police and Crime Commissioners in December and have been working on a website and App since then. It is important for us to offer various ways of reporting hate crime as some people will not feel comfortable talking to us face to face; the website, App and the Facebook group all offer a way of gathering information and reporting issues without the need to meet.”
The website has a host of information which will help individuals understand what hate crime is; we know victims can sometimes find it hard to come forward and report crime, and that (sometimes) vulnerable people don’t recognise that what is happening to them is a crime. We hope that by working with victims and potential victims of hate crime people will feel less isolated, safer and happier in their communities.