Blog by Gary Bourlet – Membership and Engagement lead of Learning Disability England.
Disability Hate Crime affects so many people with a learning disability, and not enough is being done to stop it.
During my lifetime working with charities or self-advocacy groups I have seen and heard plenty about it.
These groups know it is a problem and they are doing plenty to try and stop it happening.
Unfortunately, change has been rather slow.
The BBC show, ‘Targeted: The Truth About Disability Hate Crime’, that was broadcast recently showed some awful experiences people have had with this type of hate crime.
It also showed how many disability hate crimes are not prosecuted.
The program said just 1.6% of disability hate crimes in England and Wales that are reported leads to someone being charged.