Improving the reporting of ASB and hate incidents that happen to disabled people

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 1:52pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

 

The Fed and Brighton & Hove City Council want to improve the reporting of antisocial behaviour and hate incidents that happen to disabled people.  We will be working more closely to try to make this happen.  Details of the Centre of Independent Living can be found here.

There will be a Community Safety Caseworker based at the Centre from 1pm to 4pm on the first Tuesday of every month.  The Caseworker will be there to receive reports of any incidents.  They will also offer support, advice and guidance to anyone at the Fed, whether they are service users, volunteers or paid staff.

Caseworkers can also be booked for home visits or appointments at the Disability Advice Centre throughout the month.

Antisocial behaviour is defined as ‘behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any other person not of the same household’.

A hate incident is defined as ‘any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation’.

The Community Safety Casework team are available for information and advice between 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).  You can contact them by ringing 01273 292735 or emailing communitysafety.casework@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk.