There isn’t a place for hate crime

That's Not My Name conference
That's Not My Name conference

SERVICE users and carers visited an adult protection conference to make their voices heard on the issues of disability hate crime and financial harm.

The conference title was inspired by the punk band Heavy Load’s reworking of the song ‘That’s Not My Name’ with modified lyrics to reflect the abuse that disabled people face.

Helen King, co-ordinator of the adult support and protection team said: “The conference focused on disability hate crime, and financial harm.

“Disability hate crime is a real concern, whether it’s name-calling or actual physical harm.

“Being targeted because of your disability should not be tolerated.

“Financial harm is our focus because its prevalence is concerning – whether it is adults being tricked by scammers, being pressured into changing their wills, or having their savings drained by family – we want people to know that support and advice is available.”

Pictured are members of People First (Scotland) with John Wilson – chief executive NHS Fife, adult protection committee carer representative Peter Hibberd, and Roseanne Fearon – adult services, Fife Council.