Hate Crime Support at Renaissance 

A hate incident is any incident which may or may not constitute a criminal offence – perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate. A hate crime is when the incident does constitute a criminal offence.

Hate crime/incidents can affect different people in different ways; this project will provide tailored support to each individual with the hope of overcoming the incident. This service aims to provide free and confidential support to those that have been a victim of a hate crime/incident. Any individual who has been affected by a hate crime is entitled to support, regardless of whether it has been reported to the police or not.

Our newly appointed Hate Crime Worker will provide each person with non-judgemental, practical and emotional support to help anyone overcome and recover from hate crime/incidents.

Services that we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical Support – Creating personal safety plans,
  • Emotional Support – talking about the incident (if wanted) and improving confidence to aide recovery
  • Advocacy with the Police Service
  • Support through the Criminal Justice System (where necessary)
  • Referral to other appropriate service (where necessary


For more information or to speak to our Hate Crime Worker Sophie then please call 01253 311431 or email

If you would prefer Sophie to contact you then please complete the form below


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