I Am Me is a community charity that aims to change attitudes and behaviours so that disabled and vulnerable people in Scotland feel safe in their communities.
The charity has two key initiatives; I Am Me and Keep Safe. I Am Me is an innovative and engaging range of resources which aims to raise awareness of disabilities, bullying exclusion and hate crime. Keep Safe works with local communities to create a network of places where people can ‘Keep Safe’.
Disability Hate Crime is one of the most under reported crimes in the UK, with an estimated 97% going unreported. There are 1 million people in Scotland registered as disabled or with a long term illness. Many incidents go unreported. This is for many reasons, such as fear of repercussion, unsure how to report incidents, worried about not being taken seriously and sadly many disabled people have come to accept abuse and harassment as part of daily life.