How to... tackle disability related harassment
DescriptionAccording to a poll commissioned by the Disability Rights Commission, one third of disabled adults and nearly half of adults with a mental health condition do not feel safe in their locality. As the social rented sector provides homes to a high percentage of disabled people, housing providers have a crucial role to play in tackling disability related hate crime.
In September 2011 the Equalities and Human Rights Commission published a report on disability related hate crime. Based on the recommendations from that report, this ‘how to’ briefing sets out what providers should be doing to respond to this challenge.