York People First

Disability Hate Crime

In recent years as more and more vulnerable adults live more independant lives, there has been increasing incidents of hate crime, involving bullying, name calling and often of servious violence and fatality. We hope to raise more awareness and understanding in the community.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 June 2011

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Situation

As people with learning difficulties become more integrated in society and attention is drawn towards them in local communities, it has been found that this attention can become very negative. The incidence of bullying by young people is regularly reported and there are incidents of individuals being unable to leave their own homes because of the fear of hate crime.

Solution

By raising awareness in Schools in our area and bringing the attention of the problem of Disability Hate Crime, we hope to encourage a sympathetic and more positive attitude towards disabled people and encourage more support in the local community. Through the use of a drama presentation with people with learning difficulties we hope to show and demonstrate their true potential and abilities. A training package we provide will bring further work and original ideas for addressing the problem.