HEAR Intersectionality Research Project and Resources
HEAR originally launched its Intersectionality Research Project Resources in the summer of 2014, and what was produced continues to be a rich source of information and insight on intersectionality as played out in the real lives of the people our members support and work with every day.
This report is a unique collection of contributions from 14 HEAR Network members, all bringing new understanding of the lived experiences of Londoners
- Centred-Introduction and Intersectionality – a literature review
- Intersectionality, equality and human rights
The case study contributions looked at the experiences of:
- Older Muslim Women-Age UK London
- Older and Disabled Armenians and Carers-CAIA
- Gender Based Violence and Arab Women in London-Domestic Violence Intervention Project
- The Intersection of Faith and Disability-Faiths Forum for London
- Galop-LGBT Intersections A Charity Perspective(Sexual orientation and disability and mental health; sexual orientation and older age; sexual orientation and ethnic background, faith and culture)
- Intersectional Hate Crime-Harrow Equalities Centre
- Asylum Seeking Women Accessing Health and Legal Services-IARS
- Faith and LGBT Identities-Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)
- Micro Rainbow International-Lesbian and gay refugees living in poverty
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Mental Health-Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (MRCF)
- Disabled Londoners of African Heritage-Mobility help
- Older Nigerian Women in London-Nigerian Organisation of Women
- Refugee Children and Young People-Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP)
- Roma Children and Families-Roma Support Group
There is also an Executive Summary setting out the main findings:
- Intersections research executive summary and common themes
More HEAR Intersectionality Resources
‘What Londoners With Lived Experience Said; the impact of intersectional stigma on mental well-being and examples of how to reduce mental health inequality in London’, HEAR
A literature review of HEAR members’ publications and suggested reading that accompanies and adds value to (but not part of), Thrive LDN’s Right to Thrive, the ‘Londoners Said’ report or previous work commissioned from Revealing Reality, for Thrive LDN and the London Health Board, April 2019
‘Faith and Older Age’; Partnership Working in the Voluntary Sector, HEAR and AgeUK
Summary of literature review and consultation investigating collaborations between faith groups and older people’s organisations and access for older people of faith. May 2017
A guide to the rights and entitlements of disabled asylum seekers, refugees and refused applicants in the UK, HEAR
HEAR briefing on refugees’ rights to health, mental health and social care support; in its simpliest terms rights for disabled people ‘trump’ immigration law. October 2016.
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A guide to the right to free and concessionary transport for disabled asylum seekers, refugees and refused applicants in the UK, HEAR
HEAR briefing, produced at the request of the Home Office, highlighting disabled and older peoples entitlement to concessionary travel, independent on their immigration status. October 2016.
HEAR Members’ reports, research and toolkits
The Advocacy Project,Speakeasy Issue 17, Issue 17, 2016
Beresford, Peter, Rebecca Perring, Mary Nettle, and Jan Wallcraft, From Mental Illness to a Social Model of Madness and Distress, 2016
Griffiths, Raza from National Survivors User Network, Kindred Minds: A Call for Social Justice. Creating Fairer Policy and Practice for Mental Health Service Users from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, 2018
Intersex UK, Submission to the UK Government Equalities Office on Intersex Inclusion in the Gender Recognition Act, 16th Oct 2018
Irish in Britain, Briefing in response to call for research on Intersectional Stigma in Mental Health, 2019
MIND in Ealing and Hounslow, HeadsUp-Winter-Newsletter-2018
National Survivor User Network (NSUN), 4Pi National Involvement Standards Statement of Intent, 2013
National Survivor User Network (NSUN), Survivor Researcher Network Manifesto: Mental Health Knowledge Built by Service Users and Survivors, 2018a
National Survivor User Network (NSUN), A Call for Social Justice – Changes to Policy and Practice That Will Improve the Lives and Mental Wellbeing of Mental Health Service Users from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, 2018b
National Survivor User Network (NSUN), Open Letter to the Organisers, Partners and Delegates of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, London 9th and 10th October, 2018’, October 2018.
National Survivor User Network (NSUN), 4Pi National Involvement Standards – FAQ, Accessed 4 February 2019
Lobbying and Campaigning resources
Submitting Evidence, Women and Equalities Committee (WEC), Judith Boyce
Powerpoint presented by Judith Boyce clerk of WEC to the Equality and Diversity Forum meeting April 2017. Guidance on written submissions useful for all parliamentary committees, and other statutory engagement structures.
Lobbying Parliament, Z2K, Paul Nicolson
This document provides practical tips for VCS to influence the policy-making process. The guide is written by Rev. Paul Nicolson, founder and a trustee of Z2K, an experienced campaigner who has been lobbying Parliament on issues related to poverty for decades
Inequality is not Inevitable, The Equality Trust (TET)
How you make the UK a fairer, better society;a guide for inequality activists. This guide, published by TET in December 2016, aims to help inequality activists target key decision-makers, and those who influence them, so that action is taken to reduce inequality.
7 Top Twitter Tips for Charities, WhiteFuse, Owen Roseblade
Posted originally in 2013, but with Twitter still ruling Social Media could your organisations tweets be better? More engaging? More discoverable? More retweetable? Here are 7 simple tips to keep on hand when writing a better tweet.
As this site develops we will be including more useful resources about equality and human rights topics, including HEAR’s own reports and documents and those of members and partners. If you need any of these documents in an accessible format please get in touch.