HEAR is funded by London Councils to provide a wide range of free training, workshops and peer learning and networking events for London voluntary and community organisations. Training, workshops and events address many different topics related to equality, human rights, diversity and inclusion.
The Policy and Campaigns project funded by Trust for London also organises networking events to support organisations with their policy and campaign work.
HEAR upcoming training and events
HEAR has more exciting free training, workshops and events planned for the coming months.
1. Economic and Social Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training 23rd January
2. Refugees: Home, Homelessness and Survival 24th January
3. Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network, Charities Challenging Hate Crime, 26th Jan
4. Rainbow London: Illuminating, Celebrating and Supporting Diverse LGBT Lives in London 30th January
5. Faith and Older Age: Making Connections 31st January
6. Bespoke Training
1. Economic and Social Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training
Monday 23rd January 2017, 10am-1pm (arrival from 9.30am)
Human Rights Action Centre (Amnesty International), 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA
Access to housing, education, health and food are globally recognised as human rights. The UK has ratified a number of international treaties that say so, the most important of which is the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. After two years of discussion with government officials and evidence gathering from NGOs, last June, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a damning report on the enjoyment of these rights in Britain, and made detailed recommendations to UK authorities. International human rights law provides a useful and innovative set of guidelines for civil society groups working on issues as diverse as welfare, child rights, non-discrimination, mental health or workers’ rights.
HEAR and JUST FAIR, dedicated to monitoring and advocating economic and social rights in light of international human rights law, invite you to a training event on economic and social rights.
The training will include the following:
International law on economic and social rights
International human rights mechanisms for economic and social rights
Nine contributions of a human rights-based approach
2016 report of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK
Facilitated by Koldo Casla, Policy, Research and Training Officer at Just Fair. Attendance is free but registration is required
To reserve your place please email the HEAR Coordinator Christine Goodall (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your name, organisation name, organisation postcode, and any dietary or access requirements (Open to voluntary sector organisations, community groups and social enterprises based in Greater London)
2. Refugees: Home, Homelessness and Survival
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 9.15am to 1.30pm
Centre for Armenian Information and Advice, 105 Mill Hill Road, Acton Town, W3
A networking, information sharing and collaboration planning event for people concerned about the impact of homelessness and insecure housing and futures for refugees and asylum seekers in London
Themes for discussion include:
Young people, mental health, housing advice, No Recourse to Public Funds/refused asylum seekers, role of faith groups, hosting projects, street homelessness
Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend. Please provide details of any access or dietary needs in your email
3. Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network, Charities Challenging Hate Crime
Thursday 26th January, 13.30 – 17.30
Real DPO, Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ.
In its second year London’s pan-equality Hate Crime network will be discussing how to campaign and lobby for equity in law, consider and contribute to the consultation on the Mayor’s plan for policing and crime in London from MOPAC as well as hear from what our members are doing on Hate Crime locally.
To book your place or learn more please email HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk
4. Rainbow London: Illuminating, Celebrating and Supporting Diverse LGBT Lives in London
Monday 30th January 2017, 10am-4.15pm
Human Rights Action Centre (Amnesty International), 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
An event to support the LGBT Consortium’s Still Out There report
To support the LGBT Consortium’s Still Out There report funded by Trust for London, the HEAR London for All and Policy and Campaigns projects are holding an event to highlight the intersectional lives of London’s LGBTQI+ community. The whole day event will have space for the voluntary and community sector to look for ways of working together to improve the lives of LGBTQI people, and we will also welcome statutory sector colleagues who want to learn more.
5. Faith and Older Age: Making Connections
Tuesday 31st January, 1.30pm-5.30pm
Conference Hall, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA
HEAR, in partnership with members Age UK London and Faiths Forum for London, invite you to a networking, information sharing and collaboration development event to think about how faith- based organisations of all types and those that support and work with older people in London can work better together.
HEAR commissioned a research report from Age UK London and the event will share the findings of the research, and discuss with stakeholders how we might work better together.
The report covers two main linked themes: collaboration for mutual benefit between faith organisations and the wider voluntary sector, and equality of access to services for older people of different faiths.
There will be an opportunity to hear more about the report findings, and discuss the main issues raised, with the aim of promoting greater awareness and collaboration, promoting understanding and increasing equality and inclusion.
If you are interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about any dietary or access needs
6. Bespoke Training
HEAR can also provide bespoke training for groups of organisations, networks and forums in any part of Greater London
Some examples of our bespoke training:
The Equality Act and Delivering Inclusive, Accessible Services
Equality and Diversity Policies-More than just a document in the drawer!
Equality and Diversity Monitoring
LGBT Awareness-Delivering Inclusive Services
Including Disabled People in Volunteering
Visual Impairment Awareness
Deaf and Hearing Impairment Awareness
Most of our bespoke and open booking training is delivered by member organisations with specialist knowledge to share, with a particular focus on ‘experts by experience’ and user led services. Contact email@example.com for further information and enquiries or call the Coordinator: 07466 119268
Partners for whom we have delivered bespoke training include:
Greater London Volunteering, Greenwich CVS, Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations, Lewisham Volunteer Centre, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Newham Forum for Health and Wellbeing, Redbridge CVS, Richmond CVS, ASCENT Partnership, London Borough of Haringey, Barnet Healthwatch, Lewisham CVS
Members and allies events:
HEAR sometimes includes relevant partners or allies events on this page
Recent HEAR events:
Trans Awareness Training
The Gender Recognition Act
Supporting LgBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers
LGBT People of Faith
Disabled and in Exile: Being Excluded Twice
Disabled Refugees: Rights to Health, Mental Health and Social Care Support
Human Rights Approach to Social Justice