Discriminatory abuse is often on the grounds of: age, gender, race, culture, religion, sexuality or disability.
It also incorporates Hate crime and Mate crime. Mate crime occurs when vulnerable adults are "befriended" with the intention to abuse.
Mencap have recenly launched the "Stand by Me" campaign to eradicate Hate and Mate crime.
Discriminatory abuse can be:
- derogatory comments
- being made to move to a different resource/ service based on age
- being denied medical treatment on grounds of age or mental health
- not providing access