Chair of Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, Simon is at the forefront in fighting hate crime against disabled people. Hate crime is recognised across the spectrum – amongst disabled people, the CPS, the Police, local authorities and others, as a viscous tendency that needs to be stopped. On a daily basis, we hear of disabled people being physically abused, having their equipment damaged and even assistance dogs being attacked. Simon’s outstanding efforts are helping to tackle this vile crime and bring enhanced sentences to perpetrators. Well known in the disability movement, Simon’s work on combating disability hate crime in Wales has contributed to several national initiatives tackling this vitally important issue. An active and valued member of the community, Simon has worked selflessly at an unpaid capacity to raise awareness of disability hate crime and leads in this field.