Events and Training

Upcoming HEAR events


HEAR’s Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network
Charities Challenging Hate Crime


Tuesday 30th June, 2pm-3.30pm



Our last network meeting was for an extraordinary meeting in January. Members agreed to work together on a “User-Led Strategy for all survivors of hate crime and targeted abuse in London”, and to launch it and some joint manifesto asks at a Hustings Against Hate for 2020’s Mayoral elections.

Well much has changed since then, including the elections being postponed.

Hate crime and domestic abuse, however, seem to have increased and shifted since the global pandemic and the resultant ‘lockdown’.

Many of our members have been extremely busy responding to emergency needs, applying their Lived Experience expertise to supporting new communities of survivors, as well as delivering holisitc services like adovcacy, housing support, food bank access, and collecting data and case study examples to advise and support our statutory colleagues at this world altering time.

After the initial crisis and flurry of emergency responses members are now asking we meet, virtually, to #EndHateTogether

We are meeting on Tuesday 30th June to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month.

We will have seminars and presentations on challenging race and ‘migrant’ hate.

We will discuss reframing messages on ‘vulnerability’, protecting older and disabled people from hate speech and abuse during ‘cocooning’.


To attend please email:




Invitation from HEAR to:

VCSE Social Prescribing Network Event:

Changing the Prescription: More Inclusive Social Prescribing

Date and time: 10.30am to 12.30pm Thursday 2 July 2020

(please note this event was originally advertised as finishing at noon)

The objective of the event is to help us work towards a more inclusive framework for social prescribing, both for service providers and service users.

We want to include small front line equalities organisations, including bame organisations, who are already involved in or would like to be involved in, social prescribing. We also welcome colleagues from across the sectors working towards more inclusive social prescribing.

This is a London Plus, HEAR Network and Race on the Agenda partnership event.

Chair: Martin Brookes, CEO, London Plus

Speakers include:

Dr Tom Coffey OBE, Special Health Adviser to the Mayor

Sarah Burns, Head of Communities at Croydon Voluntary Action

Ben Halschka, Head of Social Prescribing, Merton CVS

Andy Gregg, CEO, Race on the Agenda

Sirinda Bhandal, Simply Connect

Event registration:

please register in advance for this event that is taking place over zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on the day.

Register here:

HEAR’s contribution to planning and delivering this event is funded by City Bridge Trust through our Bridging Divides project


Members events:



HEAR is a partner in Superhighways Datawise London project.  The project is offering the following free training sessions:


Intro to Trust for London’s Poverty ProfileMonday, 13 July, 10am to 11.30am

Manny Hothi, Director of Policy at Trust for London, will be helping us learn about poverty and inequality in our capital. Plenty of time for Q and A.

Managing your Data with Microsoft Excel Tuesday, 14 July, 10am to 11.30am

It’s easy to start using Excel for small data collection jobs – only to find they grow into enormous groaning spreadsheets full of inconsistencies and time consuming work-arounds. Learn these simple Excel tricks for sorting out your spreadsheets. How to interview your small charity beneficiaries Thursday, 16 July, 10am to 12:30pm

An introduction to semi-structured interviews to help you evaluate your services or discover ideas or needs in your communities. With suggestions and demos of digital tools that can help you interview both in person and virtually.

Getting started putting your data on a mapMonday, 20 July, 10am to 11.45am

This Demo and Q&A online session will introduce a number of free or low cost digital tools to help you visualise postcode data, so you can spot gaps, identify trends or show your reach.

Creating a dashboard using ExcelTuesday, 28 July, 10am to 12pm

Creating a dashboard showing key metrics from multiple data sets in real time – is not just the domain of expensive software and company boardrooms! Join us to learn how visualise your data for easier reporting and clever planning using Excel. Includes follow up support.



Plus a message from our partners at Superhighways:

We’ve been collaborating with a range of organisations to extend our digital support via a growing network of

Catalyst Collaborators,

working together to strengthen the digital capabilities of the UK’s voluntary sector.

As part of the Catalyst

Digital Teams initiative,

we’ve worked alongside digital agencies Reason Digital and We Are Open, on two week sprints solving challenges for a number of charity networks. We’ll be sharing resources developed for these projects in the next eNews.

We know that many small charities previously struggled to see where digital services might fit with their everyday face-to-face work – but are now thinking of new ways to do things. Digital ways that will help them face the future, even when we get to meet and share a cup of tea. That’s why we’re continuing to work with CAST on another Catalyst initiative to run a Design Hop specifically for small charities and community organisations. For now,

please register your interest in this free training to help you design your digital service,

likely to be in July.

Previous partners include:
London Plus, Race on the Agenda, British Institute of Human Rights, 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, GLA

Some Recent and Past HEAR Events:

  • Every Quarter: Pan London Pan Equality Hate Crime Network Charities Challenging Hate Crime

  •  Intersectionality and Immigration
  • Diversity in Volunteering
  • Working Together for Equality in London: Collaboration, Partnership and Solidarity

  • Networks and Mapping for Campaigning and Solidarity

      • Working for Equality with the GLA and Statutory Sector Colleagues-London’s Living Room, City Hall

  • Deaf and Disabled Refugees, Strategic Expert Group

  • #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

  • 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

  • Hardly Hard To Reach’ programme of peer learning, consultation and campaign events for BAMER Mental Health Equality in West London

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  and activities to build and strengthen bridges  between different parts o f London, across different equality groups and specialisms, and to promote voice and influence. In addition HEAR Works with its members and others to put on other events on specific equality or human rights themes.


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