About the Project
Listen Share Change is a partnership between Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Verbal. A four year Peace IV-funded project running until 2022, bringing communities together with shared reading and conversation.
The aim of EU Peace IV funded projects is to underline the EU's commitment to peace and stability in the region. We aim to build positive relations between people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
To find out more about the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) you can visit their website here
Listen Share Change uses the Reading Rooms model to address the needs of Housing Executive tenants across Northern Ireland. Now in the second year of the project, we have worked with over 50 communities, over 350 participants and supported the creation of a network of 45 Neighbourhood Champions.

How to get involved
We want communities all across Northern Ireland to be part of this project and join a growing network of Neighbourhood Champions, volunteering to lead shared reading and conversation settings and developing as community leaders.

By listening, laughing and sharing stories together people will feel a closer part of their community and more able to influence change. They will become a key part of decisions and a force for good in the way different community perceive and interact with each other.

The aim is to build positive relations through stories, conversation and shared experience between people from all different backgrounds.

To request a meeting with our team of regional coordinators or nominate a community group or volunteer to become a Neighbourhood Champion, please get in touch using the relevant contact details below.

Tel: (Verbal) 028 7126
Andrea Doran (Project Manager): [email protected]

Volunteer Coordinators

Holly Conlon (South West, South, Belfast & Down)
[email protected] - 07486 511 450

NIHE Regional Coordinators
Gareth Doran (South Antrim, Mid & East Antrim, West, Causeway)
[email protected] - 07769 910 478

Gus Moore (North Belfast, South & East Belfast, West Belfast & Shankill, Lisburn/Castlereagh)
[email protected] - 07825 140 749

Sean Brennan (North Down & Ards, South, South Down, South West, Mid-Ulster)
[email protected] - 07884 050 909