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Agencies that can help

You can report a Hate Crime or Incident directly to Northamptonshire Police on 101 or to Victim Support on 0845 30 30 900. Alternatively click on the links below for lists of other agencies in the county you can turn to for help.Support available for those experiencing Racism NREC (Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council)The NREC works in partnership with voluntary organisations, local authorities, public bodies and other racial equality councils, both regionally and nationally, to eradicate discrimination within Northamptonshire. The charity offers free advice and support to those who live and / or work in Northamptonshire and who have suffered, or are suffering, discrimination, harassment or abuse.

Head Office,

c/o Northampton College, Oak Building, Booth Lane, Northampton, NN3 3RF

01604 400808 / 400809

www.northantsrec.org   info@northamptonshirerec.org.uk

Kettering Office,

c/o NREC, Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX

Wellingborough Office,

NREC c/o Azuka, 67 Elsden Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1QD

Other national organisations who may be of interest include -

Anne Frank Educational Trust (UK) www.annefrank.org.uk

Discrimination Law Association www.discriminationlaw.org.uk

Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com

Institute for Race Relations (IRR) www.irr.org.uk

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants  (JCWI)www.jcwi.org.uk

Northampton Diverse Communities Forum www.northampton.gov.uk/dcf

Race Action Net (UK) - A networking group of organisations working to combat racist incidents (you will need to register with them to access the full the site) www.raceactionnet.co.uk

Refugee Council www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Searchlight (Anti-fascist magazine) www.searchlightmagazine.com

Menter: The East of England Black and Minority Ethnic Network www.menter.org.uk

Support available for those experiencing Homophobia Lesbian Line The Line was established to help women who are questioning their sexuality and who seek a safe and confidential environment in which to access support from lesbians. The telephone helpline is seen as the main priority, although the drop-in is recognised as an important opportunity for lesbians to find out about other events.


FAN Northants. FAN is an LGBT community events group. Our aim is to provide social activities and events for our community.


OUT THERE.   The Lowdown runs a youth support group for young people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning.To access the service, please contact Dawn Wright at the lowdown on 01604 634385 or you can use the links below:

www.thelowdown.info    info@thelowdown.info

Deafconnect LGBTQ support group. Northamptonshire’s Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & transgender support groupTo access the service please contact:


Northampton LGBTQ People's Forum.


Galop. Galop has a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender helpline. They also deal with Domestic Abuse..

0800 999 5428


Stonewall. Stonewall's free information service can answer your questions about gay rights. See the website for a online request form. Alternatively, freephone Info Line on 08000 50 20 20 is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

07877 825235 www.stonewall.org.uk

Support available for those experiencing disablist hate crime Centre of Independent Living Supporting Disabled People and Carers across Northamptonshire.

Gladstone Road Resource CentreGladstone RoadSpencerNorthamptonNN5 7EJ

Tel: 01604 588501

SMS: 07751 359396

Fax: 01604 591276

Northampton Disabled People's Forum


Autism Concern. Autism Concern is a charity which provides support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their lives.

Help and advice line 0808 808 9090 www.autismconcern.net

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind. Supporting people with sight loss

Helpline 01604 719193 www.nab.org.uk

Deafconnect. Empowering all people with a hearing loss to achieve their full potential and become fully included members of the community Providing services for Deaf, Deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind people for over 130 years.

Office mobile number: 07971 406 318

Telephone number: 01604 589011

Minicom: 01604 588184

Fax: 01604 754529

MIND. MIND as a mental health charity in England and Wales. MIND offers information and advice to people with metal health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.

Telephone Number: 01604 634310

Fax number: 01604 604964


Northamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board. The Northamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board aims to make our county a better place to live for people with learning disabilities.


Safety Arc. Safety Net was a project launched in 2009 to prevent the exploitation of people with learning disabilities by those claiming to be their friends, and aimed to deal with issues around mate crime.


Support available for those experiencing Transphobia Beaumont Society The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual.


GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)


Mermaids. A support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families.


Support available for those experiencing Faith hate related crime Northampton Inter Faith Forum The forum is made up of representatives from each of the seven major religions found in Northampton - Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish and Sikh.


Other local Inter Faith Forums for the county can be found here.

Tell Mama. This service is for anyone who suffers, or has suffered, an incident as a result of their Muslim faith (or perceived Muslim faith). The MAMA project can also record incidents by Muslims against other Muslims, which may be due to inter-religious issues, and caseworkers will be able to log these incidents specifically so that a variety of issues can be mapped and support provided for different cases of anti-Muslim incidents.



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