Suffolk Hate Crime Conference

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Suffolk Constabulary

Portal Avenue

Martlesham

IP5 3QS

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Suffolk Hate Crime Conference: Supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

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Hate crime has a particularly harmful effect on its victims. Offenders seek to attack an intrinsic part of who they are or who they are perceived to be because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or transgender identity.

This half day conference, held within National Hate Crime Awareness Week, will provide a unique opportunity to better understand the impact of hate crime on its victims and our communities, the levels within Suffolk, and the ways in which we can collectively work together.

The event will give the opportunity to listen to the experiences of some inspirational speakers, including representatives from Suffolk Guide Dogs who will provide a personal insight into the impact of hate crime.

There will also be a session delivered by AlterEgo; a 'not-for'profit' Social Enterprise specialising in using drama and related media to raise awareness around complex social issues.

This half day event is aimed at all organisations in Suffolk who work to reduce hate crime and support victims - it will be of particular interest to senior managers and key stakeholders within Suffolk.

Following the conference we would like to welcome delegates to join us for a networking lunch.

This event is hosted by Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk County Council alongside: Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care, Ipswich Community Safety Partnership, Western Community Safety Partnership, Eastern Community Safety Partnership, and members of the Suffolk Hate Crime Network.

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Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We are best known for our world-famous guide dogs, but our work now encompasses so much more. In recent years, we have expanded our services beyond our dogs to help thousands of Children, young people, their families, and adults with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.

Services include:

Children and young people’s services

Around 35,000 children and young people are severely sight impaired and need support

Movement Matters – our Habilitation Specialists help children to develop movement, orientation and independence skills

Family Support – an important part of our service is to provide support not just to the child or young person but their family too

Education Support – our specialist Education Support Officers provide independent advice to help families make informed decisions about their child’s education

Access Technology – we provide expert advice to help young people access a wealth of useful technology including computer equipment and software and multi-sensory toys.

Recreational Activities – we subsidise trips and activities for all the family such as visits to sensory playgrounds, audio described pantomimes and the zoo, to help build confidence and self-esteem

CustomEyes ® – we produce large print books in the font, size and paper colour to suit a child’s specific eye condition, covering the latest fictional and factual best sellers and educational text books.

My Guide – sighted guiding

We train volunteers to become sighted guides, then match them in their local area to people with sight loss, so they can help individuals take part in their community. The service is tailored to individuals’ needs. This might mean matching someone with sight loss with a sighted guide for a short period, so that they can learn a specific route; others prefer a guide on a regular basis; others prefer to have their family and friends trained as their guide.

Orientation and Mobility

Our Orientation and Mobility specialists help people with sight loss develop or relearn the skills they need so that they can move around safely and efficiently from place to place. Our specialists meet everyone individually and conduct assessments to help determine which services will provide them with the support they need.

Our guide dog service

Our iconic guide dogs are at the heart of our charity. Guide dogs are a unique way for people with sight loss to move around safely and confidently, to get out of their homes, take part in social activities and feel part of life.

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AlterEgo Creative Solutions Ltd is a ‘not-for-profit’ Social Enterprise.

One of the UK’s leading Applied Theatre companies – using theatre and related media to illustrate the narrative, kick-start conversation, build resilience and inspire change around complex social issues. We work with schools, colleges, universities, police forces, social services, LSCBs, charities, borough councils, county councils, private businesses, national government agencies, the military and NGOs to deliver productions, workshops and training for young people and adults both in the UK and abroad.

Using simple story-telling techniques ‘Feel the Hate’ tells the stories of four victims of Hate Crime. Joe was a young man who was questioning his sexuality, Kim was a young girl with a disability, Sue was a young Muslim girl and Ania was a young girl who’s family were from Eastern Europe. Each character tells their story, how they were victmised and the impact it had on them, their friends and families.

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Suffolk Constabulary

Portal Avenue

Martlesham

IP5 3QS

United Kingdom

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