Support for victims and witnesses of hate crime and incidents.
If you have experienced abuse or know someone who has, there are various organisations that can offer free and confidential support and advice.
Victim Support is the leading independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. They provide support and advice for all categories of hate crime.
Their services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether you choose to report the crime or not, or how long ago it happened.
Visit the website or call the helpline on 0300 303 1927. The helpline can give you details of your nearest branch and also put you in touch with local organisations that can help.
Race & Religion
There are other organisations that provide independent advice for specific categories of hate crime:
The Community Security Trust is a charity that provides help for victims of antisemitic incidents.
TELL MAMA supports victims of anti- Muslim hate.
Gypsy, Roma & Travellers
Local organisations supporting Gypsy, Roma and Travellers are listed on this website.
Sexual Orientation & Transgender Identity
Stop LGB&T Hate Crime Help Line: Stop Hate UK offer independent and confidential information, advice and support to anybody affected by LGB&T Hate Crime. The help line can be contacted 24h by phone on 0808 801 0661 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The help line covers England, Wales and Scotland. More information on the Stop Hate UK website.
Galop's hate crime service: Galop can help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs, including at home, in public, at work, online or on cruising sites. More information on the Galop website.
Police Funded Website: True Vision
True Vision is a Police funded website. On the website the police provide information about Hate Crime, including places to report and where to get independent and confidential help. The website also has a list of organisations that can provide information and support for all categories of hate crime including homophobic, transphobic and disability hate crime.