To promote and share good practice in challenging Hate Crime HEAR has set-up an award for excellent and innovative London projects working across equality, across sector and across communities to #EndHateTogether.
Nominated projects are:
1. Disability Hate Crime MATTERS a partnership between Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The number of disability hate crimes recorded by the police in 2014 was approximately 120. In December 2016 the number of disability hate crimes recorded by the MPS rose to nearly 800 due to the Disability Hate Crime MATTERS project. A dramatic impact!
2. Tower Hamlets Hate Crime Champions Project recruits local volunteers to go out into the community raising awareness on hate crime and increasing the local community’s confidence to report hate crime. The project has recruited 71 champions reaching in excess of 50,000 people including hard-to-reach groups who often suffer in silence such as disabled residents, Asian deaf women, refugees and newcomer communities, non-English speaking groups, and faith, gender, drug-user, LGBT and elderly communities.
3. User-Led Hate Crime Training co-produced and co delivered by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Barnet and Inclusion Barnet. The project has trained over 300 Police officers from Emergency Response, Neighbourhood Policing and CID. From an average of 5 reports of Disability Hate Crime per year, 2016-37, 1st half 2017-16 reports. This is a 700% increase!
Further details on all projects available here
HEAR members vote by emailing HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk with the name of your favourite project in the Subject Line by Friday 13th October. Winners will be announced during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.