Safer Tomorrows Workshops

LD:NorthEast is a registered charity with  a longstanding reputation for providing a wide range of socially inclusive support for people affected by learning disabilities. We believe that people with learning disabilities should have the same rights, opportunities and quality of life as everyone else. We are dedicated to supporting people with learning disabilities, and their carers, to lead fulfilling lives.
Our ‘Safer Tomorrows’ project works across North Tyneside and Newcastle, and  aims to support people with learning disabilities who may be vulnerable to hate crime. The project works closely with local police, and is funded through the Northumbria Police Crime & Commissioner’s Victim Support Fund.
A Hate Crime is any crime that the victim (or someone else) thinks happened because of who they are, and can include:

  • Hurting you by kicking or punching
  • Damaging your home or possessions
  • Stealing from you
  • Calling you names
  • Threatening you

It is very important that people with learning disabilities realise that they do not have to put up with this sort of treatment. It is important to report hate crime so that the police can help to make sure it doesn’t happen again.  The Safer Tomorrows project aims to:

  • Build awareness of what hate crime is, so that people are better able to recognise it and report it.
  • Give people with learning disabilities practical support to report hate crimes
  • Help people develop the confidence and skills to ‘speak out’.

We will be running 2 workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

Location: Recovery College, Broadacre House
Contact: 0191 261 0948, sarah.hilditch@ntw.nhs.uk