HEAR provides different types of opportunities for members to learn from each other and increase their awareness and understanding across equalities strands.

Enabling members to learn about issues beyond their own immediate specialisms helps them be better equipped to support those with whom they work. They then also know from where to obtain support through joint working and collaboration.

This includes through conferences, peer learning, expert or experience user-led training and networking events.

These are often based around themes, for example:

  • immigration equality
  • health equality or
  • hate crime.

Training is often from user led, grass root specialist organisations. Examples include, refugee mental health, supporting LGBTQI asylum seekers, supporting deaf and disabled women and trans people.

HEAR organises discussions on specific, often more challenging topics, for example:

  • the inclusion of trans women in 'women only' spaces
  • housing rights
  • employment discrimination
  • economic and social rights
  • equalities legislation.

HEAR runs and designs tailored training or workshops for a specific group or organisation, to support their inclusive practice.