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Paul Crone meets the victims of, and those working to end, disability hate crimes in Cumbria.
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With disability hate crimes on the rise in Cumbria, a day centre for adults with learning difficulties is highlighting just how damaging and serious the issue can be.
Last year 48 disability hate crimes were reported to Cumbria Police - more than double the number in the previous 12 months.
So to combat this growing problem The Heathlands Project near Carlisle has teamed up with the police to take the anti-hate crime message into local schools.
Today a session was delivered at William Howard School in Brampton to teach pupils what hate crime is and how and why it can have such a devastating impact.
Heathlands Project users have also been speaking about their experiences of hate crime.