Hate Crime during COVID-19

Dear Friend or Colleague ,

Greenwich Inclusion Project, a community- led charitable organisation commissioned by Royal Greenwich to deliver a range of services, one of which is a hate crime service for people that live, work, study or visit the borough would like to keep you informed and support you when needed.

During these weeks of, self isolating, social distancing and restricted travel, its possible that tensions between neighbours and other parties may escalate; therefore, it’s important to remain vigilant when vulnerability for many may increase despite reduced social contact.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich commissions Stop Hate UK’s 24- hour hate crime telephone reporting service, available in more than forty community languages, 0800 138 1625.The Royal Borough also commissions three charities that support victims of hate crime and raises awareness of how to report, and the impact of hate crime. We can provide information about personal safety and help victims work with the police and other organisations.

Greenwich Inclusion Project focuses on Race & Religion: marc.lorenzi@griproject.org.uk
Metro has a focus on Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender hate crime susan.hailes@metrocharity.org.uk and
MetroGAD specialises in Disability gad@metrocharity.org.uk

If you are feeling vulnerable or fear that you may be targeted because of your race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and, please contact one of the organisations above or Jayne.mcelroy@royalgreenwich.gov.uk the Victims Development Officer (Violence Against Women & Girls and Hate Crime), Safer Communities Team ,Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Greenwich Inclusion Project has written to families and community groups, asking them to get in contact by email, or by calling 020 3747 9864 or 07436 102856 if a hate crime is experienced or witnessed. The attached document provides further information Hate Crime Leaflet

Greenwich Inclusion Project would be grateful if you could share this information with people in need of support.

Many thanks.
Greenwich Inclusion Project,133-133a Island Business Centre,

18-36 Wellington Street, London SE18 6PF

Tel: 020 3747 9864