Swansea Launches Drop-in Centre For LGBT Hate Crime Victims

Swansea is getting a new addition, as a new evening drop-in centre for LGBT hate crime victims.

This drop-in centre will be staffed by people from the Unity group to discuss LGBT issues, and will also have police offers on hand.

According to Unity chief executive Andrew Davies, the aim of having a police presence is to help build trust between the LGBT community and police.

Also, fortnightly sessions will take place at the new Unity centre, which is on Swansea high street.

Andrew Davies went on to say: “We are trying to break down barriers so that people in the LGBT community feel able to talk to the police about their experiences. The only way we can tackle hate crime is if it is reported and if we provide a neutral space hopefully victims will feel more confident about coming forward.”

For anyone interested, the first session will take place tonight (Thursday March 17) at 7-PM GMT.

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Swansea Launches Drop-in Centre For LGBT Hate Crime Victims
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A new drop-in centre for LGBT hate crimes is launching in Swansea.