Most of us are aware of the rising tensions in Britain around the Covid-19 crisis and more recently, the outrage expressed after the death of George Floyd.
Much of this is focused on racial tension and distrust of the migrant communities, disabled groups and the LGBT community and work to bring unity and mutual support across communities is needed more than ever.
Stop Hate UK is working closely with the London Borough of Sutton and Community Action Sutton to increase awareness of the issue of Hate Crime, to offer support to people experiencing or witnessing it, and to let residents know how to report it.
We will build upon existing good practice, increase advocacy for victims of Hate Crime and provide ongoing support and mentoring for community activists and organisations.
At the end of the project we hope to leave behind a more connected, sustainable, and resilient response to hate crime in Sutton.
If you live or work in the London Borough of Sutton and can spare us 5 minutes to have your say that would be really appreciated – please follow the link to our survey below and share with any individuals or organisations in Sutton that may have an interest in the project and its aims – Just click the link below:
Our project will include:
⦁ Awareness training for communities and statutory services
⦁ Support for individuals and organisations to report hate crimes
⦁ Upstander training – “Be an Upstander not a bystander” safely
⦁ Work in schools with pupils and staff
⦁ Telephone and face to face advocacy where there are no existing suitable provisions
If you have any other queries about the project, or suggestions of how it might be of benefit to you and your organisation, particularly during the current health crisis, please do not hesitate to get in touch to firstname.lastname@example.org.