Voice UK

Reducing disability hate crime

Providing regional face to face support, workshops and training around the issue of crime against disabled people. Support involves helping disabled victims achieve justice Workshops on keeping safe are peer led and targeted at vulnerable people Training is for police on disability awareness

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,700

Amount raised

£5,282

Donations

11

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Around 11 million adults in the UK are disabled. Disabled people are four times more likely to be a victim of crime, with people with a learning disability or a mental illness at greatest risk of becoming a victim. Violence and hostility can be a daily experience so much so that many disabled people begin to accept it as a part of everyday life. Disabled victims are still ignored, disbelieved or not trusted as serious witnesses. Disabled people are being denied justice for crimes against them.

Solution

Voice UK will provide regional support for vulnerable victims, co-ordinate peer led keeping safe workshops for people with disabilities and deliver disability hate crime training to police and professionals. Support will be face to face helping victims acccess special measures, pre trial court visits and support at police interviews Workshops will be peer led practical courses on staying safe Training using case studies will make police and professionals more disability aware.