HEAR Launches New Policy and Campaigns Project

HEAR is pleased to announce the recent launch of our new Policy and Campaigns Project funded by Trust for London

 

Please watch out for further information on the project and how to get involved

 

You can also contact the Policy and Campaigns worker Mhairi McGhee:

 

hearcampaigns@reap.org.uk

 

for further information

Working Together for Health Equalities March 2015

In March 2015 HEAR held a major event showcasing a wide range of work by London’s voluntary sector aimed at reducing inequalities in health and wellbeing for the most disadvantaged Londoners.

At Working Together for Health Equalities more than 50 delegates heard presentations and case studies from 10 different London VCS organisations demonstrating how they tackle inequalities in health in a wide variety of innovative ways. They also heard an extremely informative keynote presentation from Lindsey Ahmet from Middlesex University and had the opportunity to attend workshops on improving communications in health delivery, learning from experience in forming consortia, partnerships, collaborative working and user involvement, and a very interesting storytelling session.

Presentations:

 

-Communications in Midwifery Services: Lindsey Ahmet

-Why is Silence Cancer’s Best Friend?: Cancerkin

-Learning English-A Gateway to Wellbeing: Wonder Foundation

-SPLIT Project-Working with Disabled Experts: Haringey Disability First Consortium

-Roma Health and Partnership with the Public Sector: Roma Support Group

-The Green Gym-A Case Study: Conservation Volunteers

-The IRIS Project-Improving Support for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse-Solace Women’s Aid

-Inequalities in LGBT Mental Health: PACE

-Abused No More-Improving Front Line Health Services for Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers: IARS

-Supporting People Excluded from Primary Health Services: Doctors of the World UK

 

Delegates also heard a presentation on Working with the London Voluntary and Community Sector from the Care Quality Commissiion and viewed ‘Seabreeze’, a film showcasing an innovative dance project   by Dance United.

 

All the presentations, case studies and workshop materials can be viewed here:

 

http://www.lvsc.org/londonforall/working-together-for-health-equalities/

HEAR launches Intersections research project report

HEAR, the equalities and human rights network for London, has launched the results of its ‘Intersections’ research.

Photo from research contributors Centre for Armenian Information and Advice

As a network of mostly specialist equalities organisations, HEAR does not seek to work on single equalities issues, because its members are the experts, but HEAR works across all equalities strands on issues that impact on all groups and populations in London that may experience marginalisation, discrimination or denial of human rights

HEAR and its member organisations wanted to create a resource that would:

  • -showcase the work of London voluntary organisations and community groups large and small that seeks to support Londoners with intersecting aspects to their identity or experience
  • -Examine both the more theoretical and policy based aspects of intersectionality and the everyday real lives of Londoners and the organisations that work with and support them
    • -Generate more debate and action around intersectional issues and promote an intersectional approach across both the voluntary and public sector
  • To read all the outputs from the project including case studies, executive summary and more go to:

http://www.lvsc.org/londonforall/launch-of-hear-intersectionality-research-report/