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Putting a stop to hate crime

February 08 2016 | Articles | News

Today marks the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week. We’re doing a lot to stamp out hate crime in north Manchester, but it’s still a big problem for people.

A hate crime is any criminal offence that you or anyone else believes has happened to you because of your:

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • religion
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • alternative subculture

We know that some of our vulnerable tenants have been victims of hate crime at the hands of people in our own community – we need to stop this now.

Take action

Our zero-tolerance approach can only work if people are confident enough to come forward and tell us what they are facing.

You can report hate crime to us through this website:

report abuse

If you report a hate crime to us:

  • We will contact you to let you know we’re investigating the problem
  • We will arrange to meet you wherever you feel comfortable within five working days
  • We will complete a Hate Crime report on the Truevision website to ensure Greater Manchester Police also have the incident recorded on their system
  • We will need your help to collect evidence, but we will help you every step of the way
  • Before we speak to the person being complained about, we will speak with you first to make sure you’re OK with what we’re doing
  • We will warn them to stop. If their behaviour continues, and there is enough evidence, we will take legal action. We can ask the court to give us a civil injunction order (a legal order to stop the person acting anti-socially) or permission to evict them

Love your neighbour day

To help bring people together and break down barriers, we’re having a Love Your Neighbour event at our White Moss Road office this Saturday (13th February) from 12-3pm.

There are loads of free activities for everyone including:

  • Arts and crafts for the kids
  • Dancing and performances
  • Henna tattoos
  • Football with City in the Community
  • Free pet microchipping and health checks

Plus free food from around the world. Come down and say hello!

 

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