Events and Training

HEAR aims, through its funded projects, and in partnership with its members, to provide a wide range of workshops, peer learning and networking and other events of benefit to London voluntary and community organisations, and those with whom they work. HEAR 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, organises networking events to support organisations with their policy and campaigns work. Our work funded by City Bridge Trust organises a variety of events to support the development of the Way Ahead, strengthening support for an effective civil society in London. In addition HEAR Works with its members and others to put on other events on specific equality or human rights themes.


Upcoming HEAR events


21st March 2018, 3pm-5pm

Stay Safe East, 90 Crownfield Road, E15 2BG
Huggett Women’s Centre and HEAR invite you to a second follow up meeting, hosted by Stay Safe East, exploring setting up a network of disabled women and practitioners working with disabled women to end violence and abuse. This follows an initial exploratory meeting in November 2017. Our aim is to learn from each other, share resources, best practice, and campaign to raise awareness of the experience of disabled women and girls.

Why now? We have noticed that there is a lack of joined up working in this field but also there is great experience, expertise and pockets of specialism that should be shared. Sharing knowledge will support the ability to meet the different needs of disabled women, particularly those who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual violence, grooming and exploitation. We are aware that in many disabled people’s organisations, focus on the shared experience of disability can, in some cases, mean that the particular experiences of women are missed. Similarly, in women’s organisations, there is a need to improve the inclusion of disabled women in services and support. If you would like to participate in this meeting or would like to discuss the idea, please do get in touch. If you are aware of any activists, individuals, or practitioners who are already working in this area, or would be interested in getting involved, please do share the invitation with them.

If you would like to attend please email the HEAR Coordinator Christine Goodall Please let us know if you have any dietary or access needs


12th April 2018, 10am-1pm

Age UK London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA


HEAR and Age UK London invite you to:

Age Allies Awareness Workshop


No matter what specialism your organisation has, it is important to consider each individual person you work with in all the diverse aspects of their identity and life experience, and those who are older are no exception.


That is why HEAR is pleased to partner with Age UK London to invite you to this exciting and interactive free workshop.


Age UK London has been funded by the City Bridge Trust to deliver age awareness workshops to organisations for two years as part of the Age Allies programme.


Why come to the workshop?

Ageism is the only prejudice where we discriminate against that which we hope to be and which we will, barring accident or illness, become. It is in our language, our expectations and our assumptions. Ageism further compounds inequalities experienced by other groups, for example older LGBT people. It can stem from unconscious bias; everyone holds unconscious beliefs about different social and identity groups, as we try to organize our social world by categorizing.


The workshop has been developed in collaboration with older people and is designed to help participants identify unconscious attitudes and assumptions about older people. It uses interactive exercises and is co-facilitated by older people. You will find the workshop both thought provoking and fun, and it will help you provide inclusive services and support to the older people within your client group.


To book a free place please email the HEAR Coordinator, Christine Goodall:

stating your name, organisation,and whether or not you have any dietary or access needs.


Save the Dates!


Two events to mark the ending of our City Bridge  Trust funded project to support the development of the Way Ahead:


7th September 2018

London’s Living Room, City Hall

Working with the GLA and other statutory sector colleagues


19th September 2018

Human Rights Action Centre, Shoreditch

Building our solidarity, networks, campaigning, working better together


More details to follow of both these exciting events


If you would like to discuss working with HEAR on a specific event or project then please contact for further information and enquiries or call the Coordinator: 0207 832 5817/07466 119268


Previous partners include:
Just Space,
Just Fair, Equally Ours, Inclusion London, Faiths Forum for London, Age UK London, REAP, 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, Waltham Forest Healthwatch, Equality and Diversity Forum


Recent HEAR events:

#OurWayAhead London Plan Consultation

Refugees: Home, Homelessness, Destitution and Survival

#OurWayAhead Better Health for All Londoners

Working Together for Health Equality in London Mayoral Strategy consultation event with the GLA

Haringey Adult Learning and Skills VCS Networking Meeting

Hate Crime Awareness Week Lunch and Learn

Working Together for an Inclusive London Mayoral Strategy Consultation event with the GLA

#OurWayAhead-Community Action Partnership event
No Missing Pieces-the Way Ahead for Everyone
Supporting the Supporters-support for organisations supporting refugees
Quarterly Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network, Charities Challenging Hate Crime
Still Unheard Out There-LGBTQI Lives through the Prism of Diversity -Pride Fringe event
Rainbow London: Illuminating, Celebrating and Supporting Diverse LGBT Lives in London
Faith and Older Age-in partnership with Age UK London and Faiths Forum for London
Economic and Social Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training (in partnership with Just Fair)
Refugees: Home, Homelessness and Survival (in partnership with REAP)
Trans Awareness Training
Disabled and in Exile: Being Excluded Twice
The Gender Recognition Act
Supporting LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers
LGBT People of Faith
Disabled Refugees: Rights to Health, Mental Health and Social Care Support


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