Archive | 2010

Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a homophobic or transphobic attack, sexual assault/abuse or domestic violence you may be entitled to financial compensation from the government. This section tells you about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim and how Galop can help you.

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Gallop with Galop! Why not make the most of those new year resolutions to get fit and sign up to run in Team Galop to help raise money for our services.

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About Gallop for Galop

Join Team Galop and help us gallop against hate crime. Galop provides its services on very low levels of funding, and money raised by Team Galop can massively impact on our ability to do our work.

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What is a criminal injuries claim?

If you are a victim of a violent crime and suffer physical injury or mental trauma as the result of an attack you may be eligible for a financial award – this is called criminal injuries compensation.

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What you can/cannot apply for

Criminal injuries claims cover a wide range of injuries. The minimum payment for a single injury is £1,000 and the maximum payment for a single injury is £250,000.

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Who is/isn’t eligible?

Anyone who has suffered an injury as a result of being a victim of a violent crime in England, Wales or Scotland can apply.

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What are the other criteria?

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How can you apply?

You don’t need a paid representative such as a solicitor to apply for criminal injuries compensation. You can apply directly to CICA yourself, either online or by post. CICA can also provide advice on how to complete the form (tel: 0800 358 3601). Alternatively, you can get advice and assistance from your local Victim Support.

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How can Galop help?

Some LGBT people may want to get help with their criminal injury claim from an LGBT organisation.

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What happens after you apply?

Once your claim is submitted CICA will list all the necessary evidence that is needed to assess your claim.

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How long does it take to assess a claim?

The length of time to assess a claim can vary depending on the circumstances of each case.

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Can you appeal a decision by CICA?

If you disagree with the decision, you can ask for your claim to be reviewed by another Claims Officer.

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Further Information

Galop www.galop.org.uk   shoutline: 020 7704 2040 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) www.cica.gov.uk   helpline: 0800 358 3601

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Galop Calls For Justice

Galop calls for justice, fairness and dignity in treatment of victim and alleged perpetrator in recent case

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Say No to Cuts!

One of Galop’s key funders is threatening to make huge cuts to our funding. London Councils’ is a key funder for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) sector in London, their cross-borough funding means that specialist LGBT services can be provided, which would not otherwise be available.

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Riot Cabaret

Riot Cabaret

A night against homophobia and transphobia – 13 November 2010, Scala, Kings Cross, London.

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The Cash Galops in!

The Cash Galops in!

Congratulations to our runners who raised over £1,000 in sponsorship for the Royal Parks Half Marathon!

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King’s Cross Murder Investigation

Galop, London’s LGBT Community Safety Charity, is deeply upset to hear about the death of the person pushed under a train at Kings Cross station on Monday 25th October 2010. Our thoughts go out to their friends and family. We are also disturbed by the way the press has reported what happened. We stand by the right of all people to self-define, and to receive the dignity and respect they deserve.

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Galop AGM

Galop will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday 20 September 2010.  If you wish to attend please contact Galop at info@galop.org.uk for further details.

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Online Hate Crime Experience Survey

Take part in an online survey helping to build a picture of homophobic hate incidents and how reporting of these can be improved.

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Take Part In An International Survey!

Take Part In An International Survey!

Galop is asking women to fill in this short questionnaire on the topic of domestic violence in women-to-women/lesbian relationships.

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Galop Seeks Victims of Outdated, Homophobic Law

Following a feature article in The Guardian, Galop is seeking other men who have been affected by the law which forces them to reveal past convictions of buggery or gross indecency to potential employers.

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The Money Rolls In!

The Money Rolls In!

Thanks to the London Rollergirls who raised a fantastic £458 for Galop at their recent Winter Wonderslam event!

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Registering To Race

Current Races We don’t currently have any race opportunities to run in a Galop place. Future Races However if you would like us to keep in touch with you about future races when we have places available, or if you already have your own place in a race and would like to raise money for […]

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Running on Behalf of Galop

What Happens Next… Thank you so much for registering to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Galop – we really appreciate your support! We will shortly be sending you a comprehensive Runners Pack – this contains comprehensive information about Galop, the day itself, and practical tips to maximise the effectiveness of your training and […]

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Running in a Galop Place

What Happens Next… Thank you so much for registering to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Galop – we really appreciate your support! We will be in touch with you as soon as we’ve processed your registration (subject to available places) with a full Terms & Conditions form and details of how to make […]

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A Very Happy Environment

A Very Happy Environment

Galop has been praised in recruitment magazine OUT At Work for its positive and trans-friendly working environment.

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