Disability Hate Crime Awareness Week
This week is Disability Hate Crime Week. The week is dedicated to raising awareness of something that sadly impacts many of the people we work for, as 1 in 5 people with disabilities report experiencing hostile or threatening behaviour.
At Advance we believe that everybody should be able to live their lives safely and with respect from others. We work with communities to help make them safe, and with customers to be empowered to recognise and report hate crime.
One way we do this is by providing information in accessible formats, such as easy read. You can also find information about staying safe in your home and community in our Customer Welcome Packs, available in the ‘Customers’ section of our website. These packs are available in Plain English, Large Print and Easy Read.
The last year has seen a marked increase in online hate crime, as we all turned more to technology to connect. Find out more and pledge to be a digital ally here.
This week, keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for information, resources and more things that we can all do to tackle disability hate crime.
If you are experiencing hate crime, we want to help. Please speak to your Support Worker, Housing Outreach Worker or Regional Housing Officer.