Rights & Equality Sandwell exists to improve equal opportunities, promote good relations and challenge unlawful discrimination.

Rights & Equality Sandwell (RES) exists to improve equal opportunities, promote good relations and challenge unlawful discrimination.

Rights & Equality Sandwell has a vision for a more cohesive, inclusive and where everyone is safe, each can be accepted on their own terms, no-one is exploited, and all are free to pursue life, liberty and happiness, for themselves and their communities.

Sandwell Together Against Hate Crime

What is hate incident?

A hate incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim or other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate based on one or more of the personal characteristics:
  • Faith/Religion
  • Race
  • Gender Identity
  • Disability
  • Sexual Identity

What types of behaviour can be considered hate?

Various types of behaviour and incidents can be hate and come in many different forms; it may not always be obvious that an incident is based on hate. Examples include: property damage, hate mail, verbal abuse, vandalism, homophobia, graffiti, online abuse, physical abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying, harassment, malicious complaints, exclusion and more.

Are you aware Rights & Equality Sandwell is one of main Hate Crime report centres in Sandwell?

Sandwell Council, West Midlands Police, Victim Support and Rights & Equality Sandwell amongst other community organisations are working together to respond and deal with reports of hate in Sandwell.
We want to support victims/witnesses of hate.
If you see an incident that you think might be based on hate, even if you’re unsure about whether it is a hate incident or not, please contact us so it can be investigated.

Latest news

Sandwell and West Birmingham Equality Awards 2017

This is a third year Rights & Equality Sandwell is working in partnership with SWBCCG to host excellence in equality awards. Building on last year’s success as winner of the Voluntary and Community Faith Award with our Migrant Health project, we were again nominated as a finalist...

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Annual autumn six-week Safer 6 campaign will run from 23 September to 5 November 2017...

What people say about us

“I would like to sincerely express my gratitude and appreciation in the able way you assisted and informed me of my employment rights.
As a result of your support in my case, I am now reinstated in my job, provided with training, developments, informed and consulted with any work improvement, evolutions etc.
Honestly, I am happy to be re-instated in my job for which I am very thankful to Rights & Equality Sandwell.
Secondly, I can continue to make positive contributions to society and feel self-worth and value in myself.”

Glen Wright
Resident of Sandwell
Additional Information
• Please note our doors are open from 9.30 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday and telephone enquiries can be made only during the time of working hours or you can contact us by our email.  

Where to find us

  • 28 Birmingham St, Oldbury, B69 4DS