Disability Hate Crime Advocacy


CATCH Partnership

Real is part of the Communities Against Hate (CATCH) partnership in London. CATCH is a group of charities working to end hate crime. We’re here to give specialist advice and help to people targeted with violence, abuse or harassment because of their race, religion, disability, sexuality or gender identity. CATCH is open to anyone experiencing hate in London.

Real is one of three Disabled Person’s Organisations in the partnership that support people who have experienced disability hate crime.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime includes any criminal offence or non-criminal incident that was motivated by prejudice against someone’s actual or perceived:

  • race
  • religion
  • disability
  • sexual orientation and/or
  • transgender identity.

Hate crime can include verbal abuse, online abuse, harassment or violence from strangers, neighbours, or people you know well.

If you believe you were targeted because of your identity, you can contact us for support. We can also help you in dealing with the police and other agencies.

How can we help?
  • provide a safe space to talk
  • explore the options available to you
  • advise on your rights and how to use them
  • support you to report to police if you choose to
  • help you access other support and services you need, such as counselling or housing.

We will never pressure you into taking any action you aren’t comfortable with, and we won’t share information about you without your permission.

If you would like to talk to us, you can call us directly on 020 7001 2177 or email real.advocacy@real.org.uk. Or you can refer yourself through the CATCH website here: https://www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk/

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