News and Blogs

The Fine Details…

Keith Greenough and Theresa Dhaliwal Davies – September 2018 The official opening of Toynbee Hall’s wonderfully restored old hall is fast approaching and finishing touches of the redevelopment are being put in place. The new entrance hall has wonderful and unique light wood furniture. The hallway surrounding the original staircase has an exhibit celebrating Toynbee…
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Toynbee Hall to reopen to the public this weekend as part of Open House London Festival

After three years of renovation work, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re opening the doors to the public this weekend as part Open House London, the world’s largest architecture festival. We’re returning to our original East End home and for the first time the building will include a new, free and permanent exhibition…
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New peer led research reveals the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets

Toynbee Hall today publishes You don’t really know people ‘till you talk to them: Participatory Action Research on the needs of older people, a report based on a year-long study into the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets, East London. The research project was developed to give East Londoners the chance to ask each…
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The 120th Anniversary of our Free Legal Advice Centre – a conversation with Julia Wookey from Howard Kennedy

There is […] a sense of pride in contributing to a service which has been delivering at a consistently high standard for so many years, and being part of the team that’s maintaining that. Julia Wookey in conversation with Rob Crich In October this year, we are celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Toynbee Hall’s Free…
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Toynbee Hall to pilot new online legal advice tool for The Jeanie Project

Toynbee Hall will be one of the first to test The Jeanie Project’s new ground-breaking technology that will help food banks and community groups provide wider access to legal advice. Working alongside The Jeanie Project and with support from the Legal Education Foundation, we will be testing a free online information tool that will provide…
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Welcome to the new Toynbee Hall website

We’re happy to tell you that you’re one of the first people to access our new website. One of our biggest strengths is the breadth of our work but that also presents one of our biggest challenges. We provide advice services, older people’s wellbeing and youth services, learning programmes, we conduct external policy and research…
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The Toynbee Hall Advice Centre

We’re recruiting for new Trustees

Toynbee Hall is seeking new Trustees to help us break down the barriers that keep East Londoners in poverty Are you passionate about making a real difference to people and communities in East London? Do you have skills, networks or new perspectives that can guide and drive one of the longest established charities in East…
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Financial Health Fellowship: Final Evaluation

Toynbee Hall and The Financial Innovation Lab have revealed the final evaluation of the Financial Health Fellowship, which uncovers the programme’s impact and lessons for the future. Following on from the initial Rapid Assessment we shared last December, the External Evaluator, Damon Gibbons (Director, Centre for Responsible Credit), has published a final evaluation of Financial…
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Toynbee Hall launches new Influencer volunteer program

In August we will be providing a new platform for local people to share their experiences of East London. Do you live or work in East London? Do you believe in the richness, diversity and potential of the people who live here? Do you want to share your experiences of East London, challenge assumptions and…
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Speak it! 2018

Our youth poetry competition took place last week giving young people an introduction to spoken word and opera. Our newest youth project Speak it!, a supercharged introduction to spoken work, took place last week in partnership with longstanding supporter Proms at St Jude’s and their principal sponsor Investec. Over the last month, young people aged…
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