The ‘Reaching Out’ project has been developed by the partnership of the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) and Stonewall Housing with the aim to reduce hate crime and domestic abuse. Reaching Out will provide education and awareness around hate crime and domestic abuse within London’s Deaf Community. The project is open to all Deaf people living in London boroughs but will have some focus on supporting young people and the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender (LGBT) community.
We will be hosting various events and workshops to raise awareness of hate crime and domestic abuse across London.
We will also be connecting with professionals and other organisations working in London in an effort to support those affected by hate crime or domestic abuse and to raise awareness of the needs of Deaf people.
In addition, RAD will be expanding our existing Hate Crime Reporting service to cover London and providing specialist advocacy services for those affected by either hate crime or domestic abuse. We will also signpost and connect people to other specialist services for further support.