Helpful information for anyone affected by the issues addressed in the programme.
The Equality And Human Rights Commission – EHRC
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is holding an Inquiry into the issue of disability-related harassment, which includes hate crime, specifically looking at how public authorities are failing to support disabled people. It will be seeking responses from people who are being harassed, victimised or abused and from the organisations that support them.
Here are their contacts across the UK:
All lines are open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am to 5pm; Wed 9am to 8pm (last call taken at 7:45pm)
Freepost RRLL-GHUX-CTRX, Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3EQ
Telephone: 0845 604 6610
Textphone: 0845 604 6620
Fax: 0845 604 6630
Write to: Freepost RRLR-UEYB-UYZL, 3rd Floor, 3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff CF10 5BT
Telephone: 0845 604 8810
Textphone: 0845 604 8820
Fax: 0845 604 8830
Freepost RRLL-GYLB-UJTA, The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DU
Telephone: 0845 604 5510
Textphone: 0845 604 5520
Fax: 0845 604 5530
Equality House, 7-9 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DP
Telephone: 028 90 500 600
Textphone: 028 90 500 589
Enquiry Line: 028 90 890 890
Fax: 028 90 248 687
Provides support for adults and children with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse, and for their families and carers.
Helpline: 0808 802 8686 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday - 7pm)
Help and information for anyone who has been affected by a violent assault, even if he or she doesn't want to report the crime to the police.
Helpline: 0845 30 30 900 (lines open Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 7pm, Bank Holidays 9am to 5pm).
Advice and information service for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Find out about their services, including local groups, on the website.
Helpline : 0808 808 1111 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
UK Disabled People's Council
Set up by disabled people to promote full equality and participation in UK society, to strengthen the voice of disabled people in the UK and to ensure justice and rights for all disabled people regardless of impairment. Check the website for information on the fight against disability hate crimes.
Works to keep children safe. Whether you are a parent or carer, a professional or a child, Kidscape can help with anti-bullying or child safety advice. Call the Parents' Anti-Bullying helpline. Useful publication to download from the website.
Helpline: 08451 205 204 (lines open Monday & Tuesday 10am – 8pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm).
If you’re having problems with bullying, this website contains lots of helpful information on all sorts of bullying; including dealing with bullies who taunt others by text messages.
If you want to report a crime, but are uncomfortable going directly to the police, call Crimestoppers. Crimes can be reported in confidence, anonymously if you prefer, and calls are not traced.
Helpline: 0800 555 111 (lines open 24 hours a day).
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
Practical advice and information on equipment that can help you remain independent in your own home, such as easy-to-use phones and other gadgets.
Helpline: 0845 130 9177 (lines open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).
Support and advice on all aspects of caring for someone. Leave your details on the Carersline outside advise hours for an information pack to be sent you.
Carersline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 12 noon & 2 – 4pm)
Information on call charges to 08 and 03 numbers:
0800 - Free from BT land line.
0808 - Free from BT land lines and most mobile and other networks.
0845 - Calls cost up to 4p per minute with a max 10p set up charge from a BT land line. Mobile and other network rates may be higher.
0844 - Calls cost up to 5p per minute with a max 10p set up charge from a BT land line. Mobile and other network rates may be higher.
0300 - Calls cost same as standard BT land line.