It was Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022 from 7 – 14th February. This annual event aims to raise awareness of hate crime in Manchester, encourage reporting, promote community cohesion and celebrate diversity.
Hate crime is any crime targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards their:
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Alternative subculture
- Trans and gender reassignment
But unfortunately hate crime does not happen during just one week per year and no hate crime is ever acceptable. We all have a right to live without fear, hostility and intimidation from others because of who we are. We all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination.
S4B continues to reassure customers that hate crime will not be tolerated. Hate crime of any kind is an offence and we would urge anyone who has been a victim of abuse to report it immediately. Any customers found to be involved in committing a hate crime will also be at risk of losing their tenancy.
If you have been the victim of, or witnessed, a hate crime, you can report it anonymously by calling Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625.
Or, you can speak to a member of the S4B team in the strictest of confidence, please call us on 0300 555 0128 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org The S4B housing office remains registered hate crime reporting centre.
Let’s make Manchester safer by putting a stop to hate crime.