News and Blogs

Guardian Article Clarification

The Guardian article published yesterday (2nd August) on access to justice citing Toynbee Hall represents the views of a valued Toynbee Hall volunteer rather than those of our charity. We are very pleased to see our volunteers’ views shared and encourage discussion on access to justice. However, please be aware that this has been inaccurately…
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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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Volunteers Week 2018

Every year, 1st – 7th June is Volunteers Week. This is when we celebrate the invaluable contribution of our volunteers. Our services depend on the commitment and dedication of volunteers and has done since our founding in 1884. We want to thank all of our volunteers past and present for their vital contributions and for…
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Michael Sheen at the Redesigning FInancial Services Conference

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish high cost credit review

Today sees the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) high cost credit review. Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall’s Director of Policy, said: “At Toynbee Hall we see clients every day who are struggling to buy food, heat their homes or pay their rent because they are overpaying on high-cost credit, with disastrous consequences for their…
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Eleanor Sier and Prof Emily Abel

Eleanor’s Heritage Blog – A conversation with Prof. Emily Abel

By Eleanor Sier. In this blog, Eleanor chats to Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA about how she uncovered and saved Toynbee Hall’s lost history This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA during her visit to London. Prof. Abel submitted her PhD thesis entitled ‘Canon Barnett and…
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The 2018 London Legal Walk

On a beautiful Monday evening in Central London, walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual 10km legal walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres across London and the South East. We walked in support of our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) which celebrates its 120th anniversary this…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Old and New…

By Keith Greenough and Rosie Spiegelhalter. Last week I made a brief visit to Toynbee Hall. It’s amazing to see how things have moved on in just four weeks since I last called in. All around finishing touches are being applied. What struck me most was how original features are juxtaposed with new elements –…
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