Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services

Resolve West is delighted to be working in partnership with SARI (Stand against Racism and Inequality), Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind, Bristol law Centre and Off the Record providing conflict resolution and restorative justice services to Bristol residents experiencing hate or discrimination.

Our work enables victims to have a voice, to feel heard, to be able to communicate about what has been experienced and the impacts this has had and enables victims to move forward from what has been experienced.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is when someone is targeted because:

  • they are disabled
  • of their race, ethnicity or colour
  • of their religion or beliefs
  • of their gender
  • they are, or appear to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning
  • they are, or appear to be, transgender
  • they are older

Discrimination is when someone is treated differently for these reasons (including pregnancy and maternity).

Hate crime can include:

  • being hit (physically assaulted)
  • being called names or made fun of (including on social media or by text)
  • being threatened or intimidated
  • receive abusive written communications
  • having your property or possessions damaged or attacked
  • being taken advantage of, or exploited, because of being a disabled person

The partners that we are working with as part of this service are:  

Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI)
SARI is the race/faith and hate crime specialist.  They coordinate the Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services.

Off the Record Bristol LGBTQ+
Working to support BHCDS, OTR Bristol will be providing advice and support to the partnership on issues regarding gender, sexuality and identity. SARI continues to deliver casework services to LGBTQ+ victims of hate crime.

Brandon Trust
Brandon Trust specialise in supporting disabled people and tackling disability hate crime.

Bristol Mind
Bristol Mind supports victims of disability hate crime due to their mental health, and promotes better mental health for all.

Bristol Law Centre
Bristol Law Centre help people with complex cases involving the law.

If you have experienced or witnessed hate crime or discrimination, you can report it at any time by calling the freephone number 0800 171 2272 or by emailing report@bhcds.org.uk 

You can contact Resolve West’s Hate Crime Case Worker, Kai, directly at casework@resolvewest.org

Or you can visit the partnership websitewww.bhcds.org.uk

If you are in danger call the police immediately on 999