If you are being abused, harassed or attacked because of where you were born, the language you speak, the colour of your skin, you are disabled, you cannot see well, you have learning difficulties, mental health problems, you are a Roma, Gypsy or Traveller, you are a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker, you are lesbian, gay or trans... that is a hate crime.
You are not alone. Communities Against Hate Crime can help you. We have caseworkers who can give you advice and can take up your case with the appropriate agencies and authorities, go with you to talk to the police, the council, housing association, school or whoever can help you.
They have a team of volunteers who have been trained, who can visit you in your home, give you support and may perhaps witness an incident and thus provide evidence. They are the Community Witness & Support Team.
If there are other people in your area also suffering hate crime then we might set up a group in your area bringing people together and giving you a collective voice to talk the authorities.
Don't suffer in silence.
Get in touch with Redbridge Equalities & Community Council, 020-8551 8178 during office hours and between 6pm and midnight.
Of write to RECC, Room 203, 2nd floor, Heraldic House, 160-162 Cranbrook Road, IG1 4PE.
In an emergency you should ring 999 for the police.