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

Age Allies Awareness Workshop, 3rd May 2018, 9.30am arrival 10am-1.30pm
Age UK London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA

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.

Monday 14th May, 13.30 (arrivals), 14.00-16.00
HEARs pan-equality Hate Crime Network, Charities Challenging Hate Crime

We are delighted to be hosted this quarter by Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council at New Hall, Gants Hill United Reformed Church, IG2 6UN (back of the Church in Ethelbert Gardens)

To suggest items for the agenda or to book your place please email with your access and dietary needs.

Tuesday 22nd May, 10:00 – 12:00
ROTA, Healthy Lives, Healthy Minds and HEAR campaigning for BAMER Mental Health Equality

Continuing to build on the campaign outlined above, to improve commissioning and delivery of services for BAMER people with Mental Health Support Needs. Meeting at the Centre for Armenian Information & Advice, 105A Mill Hill Road, W3 8JF. Please join us to support or contribute to the campaign.

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 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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