What is it?
Most people, at some point in their lives, know what it is like to be called an upsetting name or know what it is like to feel bullied or taunted.
Thankfully, for most, these incidents are ‘one offs’ and may be a lack of understanding about another persons situation or culture.
There are, however, people in our community who are bullied and taunted regularly because of their sexuality, their race or religion, their gender, a disability, the way they look or the way they dress, basically because of who they are. Sometimes it does not stop with name calling too, it can escalate to serious harassment and even physical violence.
Trent & Dove Housing are committed to dealing with Hate Crime and you can be confident we will do our best to deal with any issues you may have. If you are suffering from Hate Crime, we will deal with this as a matter of urgency. We can help and support you in many ways and refer you to specialist support agencies.
We work closely with CACH - Chase Against Crimes of Hate, an organisation set up in Staffordshire to help victims of these sorts of incidents. Any incident or crime that is thought to be motivated by the victim’s ‘difference’ can be reported to CACH.
CACH will deal with the incident in whatever way the victim wants. They offer information and advice and can act as an advocate or listening service. CACH work very closely with Police, Schools, Housing Associations, Local Authorities and other support networks to ensure that the best possible service is delivered to people who experience these types of crimes or incidents.
If you'd like help dealing with hate crime, you can contact us or speak to one of the team (9am - 5pm Monday - Friday) on 01283 528 528.