Archive | October, 2011

Disability hate crime – Report it to sort it!

18 Oct

Power Changers

Ace

  We went to a disability hate crime event at Mariners Resource Centre in Leeds.

 

Kick Ass Maracas

 Bullying is bad and wrong! On this day disabled people had a chance to learn more about it and how to get help.

Malak

 I went to a workshop about bullying and hate crime, there was a superhero called a Power Changer!

 

Annabel asks what a Power Changer is

 What is a Power Changer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone can be a Power Changer!

A Power Changer is someone who agrees bullying disabled people is wrong and must be stopped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Power Changer is someone who agrees that bullying disabled people is wrong and should be stopped. 

A Power Changer is someone who speaks out about our human rights, disability hate crime and equal rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Power Changer is someone who speaks out about our human rights, disability hate crime and equal rights.

A Power Changer agrees that disabled people should be respected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Power Changer agrees that disabled people should be respected. A Power Changer is someone who agrees that it is good to ask for help if they are being bullied

 

 

 

 

 

 A Power Changer is someone who agrees it is good to ask for help if they are being bullied.

A Power Changer is someone who supports disabled people who have been bullied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Power Changer is someone who supports disabled people who have been bullied.  

A Power Changer has disability pride

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Power Changer is someone who has disability pride – this means they agree that disabled people are strong, beautiful and handsome. We have a lot to offer in our communities.  

 

So do you think a superhero will come and save me if I am being bullied? 

Malak

 Well, we know that in real life a superhero won’t stop us from being bullied! But there are things we can do to get help and we learnt about that in the workshop.

Being a power changer is all about giving more power to disabled people so that we can speak up for our rights.

 I heard that there are more workshops for disabled people, go to the CHANGE website if you want to find out more.

Disabled woman killed by friends she thought she knew

10 Oct

I felt sorry for Miss Hayter, the way she was treated. She was a vulnerable person with learning disabilities and she lived independently.

KickAssMaracas
 

I am pleased the three people who did this have been given life sentences for what they did.

 

 

I know the other two people got lighter sentences for manslaughter. I hope this will teach them a lesson they will never forget.

 

Malak is shocked

 

I can’t believe the injuries Miss Hayter suffered and what the five people did to her.

 

This story is like the examples in the Equality and Human Rights Commission Report, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’. The report gives examples of the harassment disabled people face. The stories show the horrible abuse that disabled people go through and they tell us how people are left alone to suffer. As a community, we let disabled people down when we ignore this kind of abuse. Shame on Britain!

Frances Affleck

 

Frances Affleck, CHANGE Power Changer Co-ordinator, says, “People with learning disabilities need good support. They should be believed when they speak up about bullying and information about how to get help must be accessible.”

Craig Bricklebank

 

Craig Bricklebank, CHANGE Power Changer Trainer says, “I think harassment of disabled people is wrong. Sometimes when a disabled person tells the police it doesnt get recorded as a disability hate crime.”

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