Research project into disability hate crime

People who spearheaded the project have been commended.

The three recipients of Volunteer Awards– who have been victimised for their disabilities – were project advisors on 'Living in Fear', a research study based in Kent. The research revealed that almost half of adults with learning disabilities who had been surveyed had been victimised when they were out in the community. Their experiences included physical attacks, threats, verbal abuse, damage to their property and name calling. Some made significant changes to avoid further incidents, including moving home. The research was funded by Big Lottery Research Programme and coordinated by MCCH Society in conjunction with Kent Police and the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent. Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes said: "I'm 100 per cent behind this research and will do all I can to help drive the findings nationally and locally on behalf of the people of Kent." Click here to read more
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