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Hate Crime Advocacy service awarded further funding

03 April 2019


Hate Crime Advocacy service awarded further funding

We are delighted to announce that our Hate Crime Advocacy service has been awarded funding for another 12 months by Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner, after completing two successful years.

We offer specialist, independent advocacy for anyone who has experienced a hate crime or been targeted on the basis of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and/or gender identity.

Who can use the service

We accept referrals for anyone over 16 in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside and Northumberland.

Hate crimes include:

  •          Verbal abuse
  •          Harassment
  •          Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing or spitting
  •          Threats of violence
  •          Abusive phone or text messages, or hate mail
  •          Damage to property or graffiti
  •          Online abuse, for example on Facebook or Twitter

We can help by:

  •          Listening to you and understanding what you are going through
  •          Helping you to get information about your rights and options
  •          Supporting you to report hate crimes - if you want to
  •          Giving you a voice and helping you to deal with others (e.g. the police, housing, medical services etc.)
  •          Taking your side

Some of the feedback we’ve had from Service Users:

“Great experience, very helpful, made us feel comfortable and secure”

“Kind knowledgeable staff”

“I could open my heart and share my feelings because I knew there was help, and they would listen and not just shrug their shoulders. Great service”


To make an enquiry about Hate Crime Advocacy for yourself, or make a referral on behalf of someone else, please complete our online Referral Form , phone us on 0191 235 7013 or email us at