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The Fed
Main: 01273 89 40 40
Advocacy: 01273 89 40 45
Disability Advice Centre: 01273 89 40 50
Direct Payments: 01273 89 40 55
Payroll: 01273 89 40 60
Shopmobility: 01273 32 32 39
Rutland Gardens: 01273 20 89 34
Space for Change: 01273 73 86 32
Charity offering advice and support to those who are disabled, to live independently. The Disability advice centre hosts a drop in from Brighton & Hove community safety team providing someone to talk to an individual feels they have been a victim of anti-social behaviour, or a hate crime.
Sussex Community Development Association
Denton Island Community Centre
Denton Island
East Sussex
NCDA provide support to those at significant risk of harm from anti-social behaviour, hate crime or targeted harassment through responding to the client's emotional needs and providing practical solutions. Offer initial phone call and face to face meeting to provide this emotional and practical support. Practical support may include offering advice and choices in relation to personal safety, legal options, housing support, mental health support, finances, form filling, signposting and referring to courses or training.
Mediation Plus and Time2Talk
01323 442781
Line opening hours (Closed now)
9:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
Western Road
East Sussex
BN27 3DN
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where we help two or more people involved in a dispute to understand each other and to recognise that they can find their own resolutions to conflicts. Mediation can help with disputes between neighbours or local community groups, within families, in school, or in social care or supported living environments.

Our Time2Talk service offers mediation to young people and family members of different generations who are experiencing relationship difficulties. Our service supports children and young people aged 9 to 19 and their families or carers across Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes.

Our trained and accredited mediators help you to identify needs, clarify issues, explore solutions and negotiate agreements. Our mediators act as facilitators, helping people to work out a solution that is realistic, practical and workable. The decision making rests with the parties involved and the mediation process is entirely voluntary.
01273 775 888
Brighton and Hove. Deliver a range of services to improve the well-being of vulnerable adults. Impetus Victim and Witness Service provide help to people with learning disabilities who have been victims or witnesses of a crime through provision of a trained advocate. Also do educational work to prevent victimisation of vulnerable people in the first place.
West Sussex Hate Incident Support Service (HISS)

Covering the whole of West Sussex. We are a Third Party Reporting Centre & work to support victims of Hate Crime and Hate Incidents by providing emotional and practical support. We take Self Referrals, Agency Referrals and Referrals from the police

Safe in the City
01273 292735
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
3 Palace Place

Many agencies work together through the Brighton & Hove Safe in the City Partnership to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The statutory bodies include Brighton & Hove City Council, the local probation, fire & rescue, police and health services. Our partners in the community and voluntary sector also play an important role, as do local residents through Local Action Teams and community forums.

Victim Support
0808 168 9274
Line opening hours (Open now)
08:00 to 20:00, Monday to Friday
09:00 to 17:00, Saturday

Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only victims, but their friends, family and any other people involved. Because we're an independent charity, you can talk to us whether or not you reported the crime to the police. We can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.

LGBT Switchboard
01273 204050
Line opening hours (Open now)
17:00 to 19:00, Sunday
17:00 to 21:00, Monday to Friday
17:00 to 19:00, Saturday

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard offers a telephone helpline each evening, from 5-9pm on weekdays and 5-7pm weekends. Call 01273 204050 and speak to a trained volunteer, to receive information and support. You can also email us or use the online chat facility via our website. We can report a hate crime for you if you want us to. We also offer face to face counselling - call the helpline for details.

Hastings and Rother Gay Helpline
07941 014 013
Line opening hours (Closed now)
19:00 to 21:00, Wednesday
12:00 to 00:00, Monday to Sunday

Based in Hastings and Rother. Provide information and a listening service to the LGBT community through the helpline. Support, and assistance with the reporting process, are provided for individuals who report homophobic hate incidents and this service allows individuals to remain anonymous in their reports.

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance
07593 444 677
Line opening hours (Closed now)
17:00 to 19:00, Monday

Based in Hastings and Rother. LGBT support organisation, which seeks to raise awareness of the support needs of the LGBT community. Takes reports of hate incidents relating to sexuality or gender identity.

01273 622822
22 Stanford Avenue
East Sussex

RISE is a charity. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. We help and support people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex affected by violence and abuse. Services include:

  • Refuge accommodation

  • Domestic abuse helpline

  • LGBT* Specialist service

  • Support with criminal or civil proceedings

  • Counselling

  • Support Groups

  • Drop In

  • Individual support and advice

  • Children and Young People's Support

  • Training and education

RISE staff are based at Sussex County Hospital A&E, Brighton Police station and other community venues. You are not alone. You are not to blame. Help and support are available. Twitter: @riseuk

Brighton & Hove Independent Mediation Service
01273 700812
Line opening hours (Closed now)
10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. BHIMS mediators help parties involved in a dispute understand each other and recognise that they can find their own resolutions to conflicts. Mediation can help with disputes between neighbours, local community groups, families, schools, social care, supported living environments and businesses.

The use of mediation to resolve disputes and conflicts is growing across the country. The core of cases involve breakdown in communication resulting in mistrust, suspicion and in some cases hostility. The biggest problems tend to be lifestyle clashes, noise, issues around pets and anti-social behaviour. Often disputes have been raging for years affecting the health and well-being of everyone involved.

BHIMS offers a safe and confidential environment for all involved to think things through and talk to each other about the issues. Our mediators are trained to work through the issues so that a resolution can be agreed. In excess of 80% of cases that go to mediation are successful!
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How can I report hate crime?

You can report hate crime online if you do not want to report directly to the Police.  You can also report if you are a witness or calling on behalf of someone else.  You can report a crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Young people can report anonymously online at Fearless

Call 999 if you're reporting a crime that's in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.  If the crime isn't an emergency, call 101 or contact your local policing team

For anti-muslim hate crime you can also report to Tell Mama

You can also use the Self Evident app to report directly to police after experiencing a hate crime, or as a witness. You can also the app to find help and support following a hate crime. Download it for iPhone and Android

I am a victim of hate crime. What support can I get?

Many victims feel unwilling or unable to tell anyone what is happening to them and as a result suffer in silence.  They may live in fear or accept what is happening to them as part of everyday life. 

Individual reactions to hate crime differ depending on your culture, age, gender and life experiences. 

Hate crime can affect mental or physical health, as well as a loss of personal freedom or feelings of safety.  You can get practical and emotional support to help with these feelings from many of the services listed on this website.

Why should I report hate crime?

Hate crime is often targeted against the most vulnerable people and survivors of hate crime are more likely to experience more attacks.  Reporting the crime can help stop it happening to you and to others.

What is hate crime?

Victims of hate crime are often targeted because of who they are or who the perpetrator thinks they are.  Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person's actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

I am a victim of hate crime. What can I do?

Keep a diary of events, stay alert, be confident.  Trust your instincts - if you think something is wrong, feel able to do something about it by telling someone.

You can also use the Self Evident app to capture, video, audio, photographic and written information. You can store the information to use at a later date, or you can use the app to report it to the Police immediately. The app also gives you access to help and support. You can download it for iPhone and Android.