Changing Faces has recently secured some funding from the Home Office to develop a campaign for the disfigurement or visible difference community to raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it if they or a friend or family member are affected. A really important piece of work on an issue that needs much more focus and HEAR are delighted to work with them.
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The charity is also looking for some experts, individuals with personal experience along with various other individuals from across the field to join a working group for the campaign.
Working group members can input into one or more of the following:
– Sharing knowledge of hate crime – recognising and reporting
– Sharing ideas on how to empower people to report hate crimes
– Sharing personal experiences from an individual’s perspective or on behalf of a family member
– Input into creative assets including the film and accompanying social media campaign
– Input into guidance for people with disfigurements to report a hate crime and appropriate signposting to services/support
– Help to disseminate the creative assets and guidance
– 3 working group meetings at the Changing Faces head office between January and July
– Occasional calls/emails throughout the course of the campaign
Travel will be paid for along with refreshments provided at meetings
For more information please contact the Changing Faces Campaigns Officer, Phyllida Swift on firstname.lastname@example.org or02073919271