Evaluating Disability Hate Crime: A Handbook for Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations

The purpose of this handbook is to support Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) to evaluate the difference their work makes. With hate crime against disabled people across London on the increase, it is important that DDPOs are able to effectively evaluate this part of their work.

Funded by Trust for London, this handbook has been put together by Merton Centre for Independent Living as the lead partner on the Pan London Hate Crime Project since 2018 whilst utilising the extensive feedback and experience of trusted partners, including: deafPLUS; Harrow Action on Disability; Stay Safe East; Real; and Ruils.

Key sections

The handbook includes the following sections to support organisations in recording and evaluating:

  • Getting started
    Including what is disability hate crime, what does it look like, and considering what is evaluation
  • Telling the story of your work
    Including describing how change happens for the people you support, the Planning Triangle and setting measurable outputs, outcomes and indicators
  • Collecting evidence
    Including selecting and comparing different data collection tools and top tips for better questionnaires and data collection
  • Appendices
    Including a glossary, sample outcomes monitoring framework and feedback questionnaires