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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org