Almost half of adults with learning disabilities and autism had been victimised in the community


The British Crime Survey suggests that 9 out of ten disabled people have been the victims of disability hate crime, but Mencap’s Don’t Stand By report suggested that only around 3% of incidents are recorded by the police as hate crimes with only 1% leading to convictions. The researchers in this three-year project set out [read the full story…]

Harassment and abuse continues for people with learning disabilities living independently


Next month (June 18th) sees this year’s annual Learning Disability Week which this year will focus on the continuation of the work launched last year as the ‘Stand by me’  campaign on hate crime. This report, published by Lemos & Crane and supported by the foundation for people with learning disabilities and the Esmée Fairbairn [read the full story…]