The Sunnybank Trust has marked National Hate Crime Week (12th-19th October 2019) with a series of events aimed at educating and empowering local residents and businesses to recognise, prevent and report learning disability hate crime in the borough
At The Sunnybank Trust, they see the devastating effect that hate crime has on those with a learning disability. It’s estimated that at least 73% of people with learning disabilities experience hate crime. The true scale of the problem is likely to be much greater; much hate crime goes unreported due to fear, worries of not being taken seriously and a lack of support. Often people who experience it do not know it is a crime and that it should be reported – they just accept it as part of their lives.
The Sunnybank Trust are asking local businesses and residents to sign our pledge to support those with learning disabilities and make Epsom #NoPlaceForHate.
They have launched their #noplaceforhate campaign in The Ashley Centre on Friday 18th October. As well as getting members of the community to sign the pledge they also provide information and advice on how to recognise, prevent and report hate crime.
Joining them in the centre and signing the pledge were The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Surrey Police, Local businesses, members of Epsom & Ewell Council and the manager of Epsom Business Improvement District.
If you can’t make it down to the Ashley Centre show your support for Epsom and its community by signing the pledge today SIGN HERE