The EASS provides help and support to individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights. They are also able to accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide 'in-depth help and support' to local users of their services.
The service is accessible and inclusive which means we are able to support a wide variety different languages and they are able to support the Deaf community through their partnership with the Royal Association for Deaf People.
If a service user requires the support of lay advocate in order for them to understand the advice being given, the EASS are able to secure help and support through their partnership with VoiceAbility.
Examples of the types of issues the EASS have advised on:
The EASS can be contacted by:
A Voice is a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for victims of crime or anti-social behaviour run by the Care Forum in association with SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote) and SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality).
A Voice can advocate for an individual they are over 18 years old, live in the Avon and Somerset Police force area and has one or more of the following:
A Voice Advocate can help individuals:
A Voice can be contacted by:
Hate Crime is:
A crime motivated by prejudice against a person because of their:
Hate Crime can be:
SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) provide a support service to help victims of hate crime.
If you have been a victim of, or have witnessed a hate crime, please report it and make your community safer!
Freephone: 0800 171 2271
In an emergency, please call the police: 999
The Senior Citizen Liaison Team provide a comprehensive victim support package known as the Platinum Service Scheme for vulnerable older adults who been victims of doorstep crime or those who have been identified as being at high risk of becoming victims in the Avon and Somerset Police force area. The Platinum Service Scheme includes designated caseworkers for clients with a full range of support, including:
SCLT can be contacted on 07788 236804
SCLT also produce The Senior Siren which is a free, bi-monthly magazine produced by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team. It contains lifestyle articles, games & puzzles, features on older adulthood and interviews with interesting people from all walks of life. Most importantly it also contains features to help older adults stay safe in their daily lives.