Spotlight on….

Spotlight is an opportunity to take a look at elements close to Safe Places.

Hate Crimes

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity.

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime?

Why should I report hate crime?

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.
By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends and your community.

Keeping safe from scams

Scams are crimes and anyone can be tricked by them. Scammers come up with new scams all the time, such as scams related to the current cost of living crisis. It’s important to know what they might look like and how you can protect yourself.

If you’ve been the victim of a scam, remember that it isn’t your fault. You have nothing to be embarrassed about and there are places you can find help if you need to.

Stay alert and informed with Independent Age guide to Scams. This guide provides essential information to help you recognise scams. It also tells you what you can do and where you can get support if you or someone you know has been scammed.

The Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership work together to raise awareness of scamming.

‘Here I am, I am not a learning disability’

Lets hear from people with a learning disability, they tell us what learning disability means to them.

What are Safe Places?
A safe place helps people with learning disabilities if they feel scared, lost or at risk when they are out and about in the community and need support right away.

If you would like a Safe Places card and badge you can ask for one here or contact us.

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