Hate crime is when people are not very nice to you because of disability or race.
Mate crime is when someone pretends to be your friend, but maybe makes death threats or takes your money or bullies you to do things you don’t want to do, or leading people astray.
Tell someone you trust straight away if this happens to you.
Some people may remember the Blue Apple play ‘Living without Fear’ which sent out a really strong and powerful message saying stop doing this.
According to Mencap’s Living in Fear Report as many as 9 out of 10 people with learning disabilities have been a victim of hate crime and are more likely to suffer repeated victimisation, even on a weekly basis. This means people are suffering over and over again, on loop.
This must stop right now.
People with learning disabilities all have strong feelings too.