Disability Hate Crime group meets at We Are 336

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The monthly meeting of the Disability Hate Crime Partnership Lambeth took place at We Are 336 this morning.

Members celebrated the announcement that Trust for London have agreed to provide £70,000 worth of funding for a two year project to tackle disability hate crime in Lambeth.

The meeting discussed plans to produce an advert and job description for the new disability hate crime post that is being created. The aim being to produce the pack and advert by the end of this week and then advertise the new post – with the aim  to hold panel interviews before Christmas so the project can commence in the new year.

Members also discussed the Disability Hate Crime Awareness event the group organised during last month’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and it was agreed that Louise and David will collate a report for the next meeting. Feedback about the event was very positive – people enjoyed meeting PC Benjamin Blaszczk, several people took part in the disability hate crime survey that was being conducted by Naomi. Matt is editing the videos that were filmed on the day and people said they enjoyed the Grafitti wall and the play about Mate Crime.

It was agreed to start planning next year’s event at the January 2016 meeting.

Disability History Month is due to take place between the 22nd November and the 22nd December. More information about this national event are available here. Disability Advice Service Lambeth are taking over the Brixton Pound Old Deli shop between the 13th-18th December to run events.

A special event for Holocaust Memorial Day is taking place in Lambeth on Sunday 24th January between 3 pm to 4.30pm at Oval Cricket Ground.  The event is open to everyone and free to attend.

Mark is collating information about Disability Hate Crime events in Lambeth for next year’s Lambeth Hate Crime Calendar. If anyone is organising events in Lambeth please forward him the deatils – ideally send him a picture, text and contact details that he can use to create a blog post.

Mark updated the group about the Lambeth Hate Crime Awareness Campaign and the move to reduce the number of Lambeth Hate Crime Forum meetings from four meetings per year down to three meetings per year.  He also talked about the new Hate Crime Information Packs which are going to be distributed to Lambeth Librarys and Venue Hate Crime Champions in early December, April and August.

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 9th December at We Are 336. contact Louise Holden if you would like to attend.

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