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Stop Hate UK Helpline to launch in Lewisham

Stop Hate UK has announced the launch of its 24-hour Stop Hate Line helpline service in Lewisham.

The service has been entirely funded by donations to the charity itself and is actually a ‘lifetime gift’ to the borough, from the charity, in recognition of four key factors:

  • Stop Hate UK’s close connection with The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
  • As a thank you to Baroness Lawrence and recognition of her continued support for Stop Hate UK as its Patron
  • On 1 October 2020, the first Stop Hate UK London office will be opened at The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in Lewisham
  • 2020 marking Stop Hate UK’s 25th anniversary of our work to tackle Hate Crime.

Commenting on the launch of service, Councillor Brenda Dacres, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, said:

“On the 25th Anniversary of Stop Hate UK, it is an honour for Lewisham to be the home of the helpline being launched today. In Lewisham, we are proud of our diversity and we stand shoulder to shoulder against all forms of Hate Crimes. Stop Hate UK has provided invaluable services; supporting and assisting victims of all forms of discrimination and Hate Crimes. The 24-hour/7 days a week helpline service will be instrumental on expanding that support, being available whatever the time and wherever we are. We are also delighted to be able to work even closer with the Stop Hate UK Team and Baroness Lawrence.”

The Stop Hate Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year on 0800 138 1625. The helpline is also available by text message on 07717 989 025 and by email to talk@stophateuk.org. Service users with Hearing Impairments can also report via interactive BSL on the Stop Hate UK website. Victims and witnesses can also chat on the web or fill in an online form. Find out how to contact Stop Hate UK online.

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