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Stop Hate Crime – Appendix A: Acknowledgements

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17 formal focus groups were held across North Yorkshire and York for this research, as well as numerous phone calls and email exchanges with many individuals and organisations. These discussions and experiences have formed this research and every contribution has been extremely valuable.

External Organisations:

  • Broughton Road Pakistani Community Group
  • Carlton Travellers’ Site
  • GaTEWAY North Yorkshire
  • Harrogate Independent Advisory Group
  • Horton Housing
  • Jorvik Dear Connections
  • LGBT Forum
  • Mencap
  • Mesmac
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • North Yorkshire and York Forum
  • North Yorkshire Forum for Older People
  • Physical and Sensory Impairment Board
  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their Families Association, Catterick (SSAFA)
  • York Independent Living Network (YILN)
  • York Independent Living and Travel Skills (YILTS)
  • York People First
  • York Racial Equality Network (YREN)


  • Sue Lear, Mencap
  • Marije Davidson, York Independent Living Network
  • Shanna Carrell, North Yorkshire County Council
  • Hannah Brown, GaTEWAY
  • Rita Sanderson, YREN


North Yorkshire Police/Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner:

  • Sue Dandy, NYP Intelligence Analyst (Partnership)
  • Wendy Green, Commissioning and Partnerships Manager
  • Emma Harbron, HR Support Officer
  • PCSO Sarah Hargreaves
  • Chief Inspector Nick Hunter
  • Inspector Bruce Prendergast, Partnership Hub
  • Chief Inspector John Wilkinson, Partnership Hub
  • Ruth Williams, Legal Officer (Equality and Human Rights)