There are lots of different types of bullying and some are more serious than others.
A hate crime is a very serious crime that the victim (or someone else) thinks happened because of a person's:
- Marriage or civil partnership status
- Pregnancy or maternity status
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation.
Most reported hate crimes in the UK are based on race, religion, sexuality and disability.
Disability hate crimes
Some people bully others because of a physical or mental disability.
Here are some examples of what it might involve:
- Hurting someone physically
- Threatening to hurt someone
- Saying something nasty to someone
- Damaging a property or graffiti.
If you are being picked on because of a disability then this is a hate crime.
How can we help?
All types of bullying are very upsetting and wrong. It can ruin people’s lives and make them very unhappy or ill.
Progress Housing Group will not allow this type of behaviour at any time.
We will take action against any of our tenants or their visitors who upset other people in this way.
This could mean the tenant losing their home.
What should I do if I feel that I am being bullied?
If you are being bullied then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help you.
You can do this by talking to your supported living officer, by clicking here or by calling us on 03333 202671.
You could also report it to the police.
For more information about racial and homophobic bullying please click here.