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 The Official Opening of the First Hate Crime Reporting Centre in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire

The Official Opening of the First Hate Crime Reporting Centre in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire

Third Party hate crime Reporting Centre

Have you or someone you know been a victim of a Hate Crime?

Bedfordshire Police and partners take hate crime very seriously. Hate crime comes in many different forms - they are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's:

  • Disability

  • Race or ethnicity

  • Religion or belief

  • Sexual orientation

  • Transgender identity

Hate crime in any form is wrong and has a profound effect on the victim. That is why it is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.

Reporting Hate Crime

Hate crime can be reported to police on 101 or online to True Vision at www.report-it.org or via Third Party Reporting Centres. Find out more about Hate Crime via the Bedfordshire Police website

Catch up with the latest news about what Beds Police are doing to tackle hate crime by following @BedsHateCrime on Twitter.


 Friends by choice - Activities lead peer support  Houghton Regis

Friends by choice - Activities lead peer support

Houghton Regis

Friends by choice - cENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE

Friends by Choice is the first mental health peer support service in Houghton Regis which aims to provide help and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health & well-being challenges, that are most socially isolated and vulnerable in our community. Friends by Choice provides adults living with a mental health diagnosis, indluding Dementia, with the opportunity to engage in their local community in a creatve and non-judgemental environment.

This group is user-led, and participants are encouraged to drive and steer the direction of the group with the support of Meaningful Education staff.

Friends by Choice offers a range of activities to support, enable individuals to come together, and to support one another on their experiences of a mental illness. Participants come together in an environment where they can feel safe, understood, and feel included to be a part of a thriving community that lends support to working out shared solutions to reduce their sense of loneliness and isolation via a supportive network while being treated with Dignity & Respect.

Attendance is subject to £2 per participant which will go towards refreshments each week, new activities and special events, first session Free.

The group runs every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm at The Sandringham Hub, Houghton Regis, LU5 5UP.


 Access to a wide range of activities and support weekly  Luton

Access to a wide range of activities and support weekly

Luton

Inclusion - luton

Inclusion is a new service based close to Luton Town Centre which aims to provide help and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health & well-being challenges, that are most socially isolated and vulnerable in our community. Inclusion provides adults living with a mental health diagnosis, including Dementia, with the opportunity to engage in their local community in a creative and non-judgemental environment.

This group is user-led, and participants are encouraged to drive and steer the direction of the group with the support of Meaningful Education staff.

Inclusion offers a range of activities to support, enable individuals to come together, and to support one another on their experiences of a mental illness. Participants come together in an environment where they can feel safe, understood, and feel included to be a part of a thriving community that lends support to working out shared solutions to reduce their sense of loneliness and isolation via a supportive network while being treated with Dignity & Respect.

The group runs every Thursday for FREE at The Training Unit, 30 Brantwood Road, Luton Bedfordshire, LU1 1JJ.

Funded by Luton Borough Council

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JUNIOR WARDENS

Junior Wardens is a community group for Children aged 7-11 years and is facilitated by Meaningful Education staff. This service works in partnership with Dunstable Town Council and St. Augustine’s Academy. Junior Wardens runs every Wednesday during term time from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. The aim of the project is to promote active citizenship, pride of place and personal safety. Each term the Junior Wardens looks at a specific theme as well as taking part in a community project each term. So far the group has looked at litter recycling, road safety, personal safety and well-being.

Junior Wardens are also dignity champions and aspire to be role models to those around them. The group have participated in many community projects including; road safety walks, litter picks, carol singing and making posters to raise awareness about Hate Crime, Anti Bullying and ways to get help.

The group enjoy having talks from different organisations and important people within the local community. Some of the people who have visited the group include; The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, The Mayor of Dunstable, RAF Veterans, Central Bedfordshire Teams, OSCAR road safety car, Hate Crime Sargent, and the RSPCA.