A special event is being held this week for anyone who has been affected by - or is worried about becoming a victim of - hate crime.
As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018, Mencap supported by the Safer Hambleton Hub and Hambleton District Council, is holding a drop in event at Northallerton Town Hall.
The event will run from 10am to 1pm on 17 October.
The event will raise awareness of this crime and offer support and guidance to those potentially affected by it.
Its’ key message ‘Different? No Difference!’ aims to show how hate crime can affect all sections of the community, regardless of background. If victims have been targeted because they are thought to be ‘different’ through their race, religion, faith, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity it makes no difference - it is still a crime which needs to be reported and communities need to know that there are organisations who are there to support them.
Sue Lear, Development Manager at Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society said:
Organisations at the event are:
- Street Angels
- Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society
- Hambleton and Richmondshire Local Area Group
- North Yorkshire Police
- Safer Hambleton Hub
- Supporting Victims
- Victim Support.