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Hidden Hate

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Aug
28

Survey states: 85% of disabled encounter some form of verbal, physical or financial abuse

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
28

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· Over half of survey respondents unsatisfied with way police handled case
· Six in ten don’t even report incidents to police

A new report “Hidden Hate” has uncovered widespread dissatisfaction with how the criminal justice system deals with hate crime against people with disabilities. New specialist research of 131 disabled people in London carried out for the report showed that 85% of respondents encountered abuse, 59% of those failed to report the incident to authorities and over half had been unsatisfied with how the police had handled the case.

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Flexible ticketing consultation: 3-day Travelcard, annual refunds, & travel loans

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
20

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· 90-day consultation with 418 responses handed to TfL
· 78% in favour of a 3-day travel card
· 67% want refunds for season ticket holders for walking or cycling to the office

London: A recent 90-day consultation on the future of commuting in London has shown overwhelming support for new ticketing systems to encourage walking, cycling or working from home for part of the week.

  • 78% of respondents are in favour of a 3-day Travelcard
  • 67% want annual rebates for season ticket holders who underuse their Travelcard by cycling or walking to work, or working from home, for part of the week

 
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More than one sex worker raped or attacked every day in the UK

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
12

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– Nearly 1k victims in two years
– Digital ‘Ugly Mugs’ database of dangerous clients secures £85k police funding

There have been 922 reported crimes against sex workers in the UK in the past two years – a quarter of those (25%) were reported rapes, 39% were sexual assaults and 44% were violent attacks.

London has the highest number of reported incidents totaling two a week at 210. The North West region received 176 reports and the West Midlands 164.

The successful ‘Ugly Mugs’ scheme, which has been running for two years, has now secured £85k funding from UK police forces – £20k of which has come from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Met, thanks to persistent campaigning by GLA Conservative Andrew Boff. The scheme costs £120k a year to run.

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