Hate Crime Support

Hate Crime Signpost

This page is designed to offer resources and organisations that can offer support around Hate Crime. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, call our friendly staff on 0808 808 5252 (freephone) and we can signpost you in the right direction.

Equality & Diversity

Equality and Human Rights Commission Are Britain’s independent equality and human rights regulator. We are a United Nations accredited ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). Their role is to make the country a fairer place by enforcing and upholding the laws that safeguard everyone’s right to fairness, dignity and respect.

The Diversity Trust The Diversity Trust CIC was established in 2012 in the UK. They wish to ‘influence social change to create a fairer and safer society’. The Diversity Trust has undertaken large-scale auditing, consultancy projects, research, training and strategic projects across the corporate, public, private, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors across the UK, as well as internationally. They are specialists in equality and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Crime & Government

CrimeStoppers is An independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime 100% anonymously. By phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. We also share advice on protecting the people you care about from crime. We’re working towards a country where everyone will feel safe wherever they live.

SELMA SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission that aims to tackle online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

VOCAS – Victims of Crime Advocacy Service VOCAS is a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for adult victims of crime and anti-social behaviour living in Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Centre for Countering Digital Hate Mission to protect human rights and civil liberties online.

Lighthouse Victim and Witness Care Lighthouse offers an enhanced service to vulnerable, intimated or persistently targeted victims of crime and anti-social behaviour and victims of serious crime.

Victim Support Provides specialist help to support people to cope and move on to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.

The Crown Prosecution Service The CPS prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations in England and Wales. The CPS is independent and makes decisions independently of the police and government.


TellMama Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. We have created a unique portal where you may address your concerns and record any incident that you experience as a result of your Muslim faith or someone perceiving you to be Muslim.

Muslim Women’s Network UK To achieve equality and justice for Muslim women and girls through support, research, education and advocacy.

Muslim Youth helpline Services are targeted at young people. This is why the majority of our helpline volunteers are 30 years or younger. Support is given to people of all ages and backgrounds.

MEND MEND is a not-for-profit company that helps to empower and encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics.

CST Community Security Trust (CST) is a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism, hate crimes and related threats.

Concerned citizens established the Campaign Against Racism Group CARG (Covid-19 Anti-Racism Group) Created in April 2020 to address the increase in racism and hate crimes towards Chinese, East and Southeast Asian people in the UK and international students arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Glitch is an award-winning UK charity with the aim of ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship. We have a particular focus on black women and marginalised people. Through training, research, workshops and community building, we’re building an online world that is safer for all.

Chinese Community Wellbeing Society The Chinese Community Wellbeing Society exists to support the health and social care needs of the Chinese speaking community across the South West of England.

SARI Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime across Avon and Somerset. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, transgender identity, age, or sex.

SGAP (South Gloucestershire Asian Project) is a private Facebook Group for SGAP supporting the Asian Community in South Gloucestershire.

South Glos Racial Equality Network champions the needs of Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities living in South Gloucestershire.


Brandon Trust Work alongside people of different ability so they are able to create opportunity and feel empowered to live the life they want.

The National Autistic Society Are here to transform lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Home Page | Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK is the UK’s leading organisation that is led by, run by, and works for Disabled people.


Stonewall For lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere.

LGBTQ Foundation A national charity with LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We celebrate and empower LGBTQ+ individuals and our diverse communities to realise their full potential every day.

EACH Provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality

Brigstowe Brigstowe’s vision is a world in which people living with HIV and other long-term health conditions, and protected characteristics live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination.

CrossRoads was established around 1989, originally in a private house in Bristol. Right from the outset, the group met every fourth Saturday of the month with the aim to provide a social, safe environment for the transgender community.

Older People

Over 50s Forum The Forum was formed in 1993 in order to enable people over 50 to have a voice. We have local meetings in Yate, Kingswood, Thornbury, Patchway and Emerson’s Green.