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
- gender or gender identity
- sexual orientation
- 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.
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:
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!