VSlogoIf someone commits a crime against you or your property because of your sexual orientation or gender identity- that’s a hate crime! Sadly, every year in Britain, thousands of LGB&T+ people are victims of such crimes.

If you’ve been a victim or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, Victim Support can help you find the strength to cope with what you’ve been through and recover.

The help they offer is free and available to everyone, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. Victim Support are not part of the police, the courts or any other criminal justice agency. It’s your decision whether to report a hate crime- Victim Support won’t pressure you and you can get their help without the police being involved.

Victim Support’s specially trained advisors can:

Offer you someone to talk to who understands.

  • Help you cope with any emotional effects.
  • Give practical advice such as help with home or personal security or removing graffiti.
  • Supply info about police and court procedures.
  • Point you towards other organisations or sources of help for example in dealing with you employer or housing agencies.

You can contact Victim Support’s local team on 0300 303 1971 or nationally on the helpline 0845 30 30 900. You can also visit www.victimsupport.org.uk

GW is proud to share this important messages in order to help the victims of hate crimes get the support they need from Victim Support!

Don’t be a victim of hate crime, get support! xGW

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