Thursday 9th July 2020
As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on tackling racism, and the support available to those experiencing discrimination.
Racism is an urgent issue in the UK. We all have a role to play in challenging it at a structural and individual level. We stand in solidarity with the black community and fully support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here is some information about the advice available and ways to get support for those who have been targets of racism and discrimination.
- Stop Hate UK have a range of resources and information on their website for organisations who can support https://stophateuk.org/help-in-the-uk-national-organisations/
- The Runnymede Trust challenges race inequality in the UK and support those affected by deaths in police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody. See: https://www.runnymedetrust.org/
- ChildLine have information and support for young people who’ve been the targets of racism and racist bullying https://childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/racism-racial-bullying/
- Report it have a list of organisations who are able to support targets of hate crimes https://report-it.org.uk/organisations_that_can_help
In addition, the Citizens Advice website – www.citizensadvice.org.uk – has the following advice and support available:
- Advice on discrimination because of race, your rights and actions you can take
- Advice on taking action about discrimination including legal action
- Advice on hate crime and how to report it
- The Equality Advisory Support Service is available to help if you’ve been discriminated against.
Look out for our column next week when we focus on travel to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The information contained in these articles does not constitute advice. Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo accept no liability for the information published. Citizens Advice Exeter is unable to respond to individual requests for advice through these columns. Copyright Citizens Advice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk