LD:NorthEast are proud to support people with learning disabilities in Newcastle and North Tyneside who are victims of hate crime. Funded by the Northumbria Police Crime & Commissioner’s Victim Support Fund, the project is designed to support people who are victims of hate crime to recognise and be supported to report crimes committed against them simply because of who they are.
The reporting of incidents is very low across North Tyneside and Newcastle (which is also the case nationally) and this project aims to ensure more crimes are reported as well as raise awareness, working with other agencies to ensure support is offered to people affected and that people know how to report.
You can download a leaflet here: Safer Tomorrows July 2016 PDF
The project will also works closely with and support local police with how they work with people with those people with learning disabilities who are targeted due to their vulnerability.
For more details, contact Sharon Percy, Safer Tomorrows Project Worker on 0191 2622261 or email Sharon.Percy@ldne.org.uk