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The Victim Care Service awarded Community funding by Bluestar

The Victim Care Service has received funding through Bluestar’s Community Fund for a new smart tablet.

Victim Support employees pictured receiving a smart tablet from local bus company

The new smart tablet will be used when attending events and when out in the local community to record hate crimes and incidents alongside offering our support services.

“Our office locations are registered third party reporting centers for hate crime, but we wanted to be able to provide this service when we are out and about in the community and whilst attending events. With this in mind, we applied to Bluestar’s Community Fund, in the hope they might provide us with a smart tablet to record the details whilst with the victim rather than signposting them elsewhere”, Emily Elkin, Community Worker.

“Our hope is that this will encourage more people to come forward, and we will have an opportunity to reach and help even more of those who need support.”

Third party reporting centers offer an alternative way to report crime without contacting the Police and can be done so anonymously should anyone wish. To find out more about third party reporting centers you can visit: Hate Crime – Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner (hampshire-pcc.gov.uk)

A big thank-you to Bluestar from everyone here at the Victim Care Service.