There are currently 5 community organisations in Cornwall that support people who are experiencing, at risk of, or have experienced hate incidents and have been trained in taking third party reports. The reporting of hate incidents is important and encouraged but support is offered whether you choose to report to the police or not.

The five organisations are:

More information about these organisations and their contact details are shown below.



Disability Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly is a user led, disabled people’s organisation, providing a range of services to empower, assist and facilitate independent living and when necessary, act as a representative voice for disabled people, their families and carers. We also operate the Disability Information Advice Line (DIAL) service for Cornwall.

Telephone: 01736 756655 or 759500




Traveller SpaceTravellerSpace supports Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers in Cornwall and the South West to access the services and opportunities available to the wider community and to have a voice in decision and policy making processes.

Telephone: 07939 210014




300x160_pentreath_header_logoPentreath Ltd have Community Development Workers who offer support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities – including migrant workers and gypsies and travellers. The Community Development Workers work with people across Cornwall experiencing mental health difficulties, including stress, anxiety, isolation and low mood. They work with individuals, families, carers and communities. Their services range from one-to-one support through to training service providers to improve health outcomes for BAME communities.

Pentreath recognise the impact hate incidents and crimes can have on mental health (including isolation and anxiety) and will support people who are facing these issues.

Telephone: 01726 862727

Email: or



lbgtq youth cornwallYAYCornwall (Young and Yourself) is the youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall.





Intercom trustIntercom is a lesbian gay bisexual and trans community resource in the South West providing help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health, etc.

Helpline: 0800 612 3010

Email: or


Victim Supportline: 0300 303 0554



If you have hearing difficulties, you can call the TextDirect access number: 18001 0300 303 0554 


There is support with Hate Crime incidents throughout Cornwall supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and a number of voluntary sector organisations who are supporting the ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate’ and ‘We Say No to Hate’ initiatives, these cover racism.

Devon and Cornwall Police are predominantly responsible for dealing with hate incidents and crimes, they are the only organisation who can determine whether an incident is a crime.  These can be reported through True Vision and Stop Hate UK .

If it’s an emergency – or if you or someone else is in immediate danger, ring, text or SMS 999

Minicom/Textphone 18000

If it’s not an emergency or to be directed to the Victim Care Unit:

Ring 101 or text/SMS 67101

Minicom/Textphone 18001 101




Cornwall Council and the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, the universities and other large organisations and employers have equality officers and BAME Employee Support Forums for BAME employees established where their employees can raise issues and receive support.


The Cornwall Equality and Diversity Newtork

CEDN is an independent umbrella organisation that is a charity consisting of representatives from a number of organisations across Cornwall who share good practice, supporting each other and advocating the promotion of the principles of the Equality Act.  CEDN has amalgamated former groups and organisations including DNFC Diversity Network for Cornwall, Cornwall Voluntary Sector Equality & Diversity Group, East, Mid and West Diversity Action Groups.

CEDN contributes to the Cornwall Wide Equality Objectives and reports directly to the Cornwall Executive Group on this work including objectives relating to the reporting and response to hate crime.

Cornwall Council and Inclusion Cornwall provide administrative and logistical support for CEDN

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