Category: Blog

Community Safety Research Group workshop

Researching with and alongside the community: Participatory Action Research (PAR) in action

By Farjana Karim. At Toynbee Hall we try to ensure that people and communities have the biggest say in shaping the services we provide, and also the issues we research and campaign on. A central aspect to our approach is supporting those with lived experience to share their expertise, in their own words, and working…
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To solve poverty, we must tackle the climate crisis.

London Challenge Poverty Week: Solve poverty to tackle the climate crisis

Joan Grant is an active member of the Toynbee Hall community. Joan has trained to be a Community Money Mentor and is one of the Expert by Experience contributors to our programme with Fair by Design.

Day of Action - Local Solutions

London Challenge Poverty Week: Day of Action – Local Solutions

Toynbee Hall’s Research Manager, Philip Mullen, writes about Toynbee Hall’s Participatory Approach to tackling the social issues that are rooted in poverty and income inequality.

London Challenge Poverty Week: Cost of living – The Poverty Premium

Financial Health Research Manager, Jen Durrant, writes about the work we’re doing in partnership with Fair by Design to bring people experiencing the poverty premium together with the innovators and investors

London Challenge Poverty Housing and Health

London Challenge Poverty Week: Housing and Health

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing different challenges, and sharing…
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Raji Hunjun, CEO Z2K

Why increased Legal Aid alone will not put an end to the misery caused by the current system of disability benefits.

As part of our series of blogs ‘Towards a Fairer Legal System’ we asked the Chief Executive of Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust) to share her thoughts.

London Challenge Poverty Week - Income blog

London Challenge Poverty Week: Income (Employment, Benefits, Debt)

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing different challenges, and sharing…
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London Challenge Poverty Week: Seeing People in Poverty, Dignity & Human Rights

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing challenges, and sharing their…
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Artist and residential volunteer Roxanne Williams paints during Open House Weekend at Toynbee Hall

Meet our new Residential Voluntary Workers

Last month we were delighted to welcome three new Residential Voluntary Workers at Toynbee Hall – the second cohort since we re-launched this historic programme in summer 2018. Residential volunteers have lived and worked with the communities surrounding Toynbee Hall since our foundation in 1884, with notable examples including Clement Attlee and William Beveridge. Today,…
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A legacy for change: thank you to John Osborne

A long-term supporter of Toynbee Hall has left his mark on our work by leaving a generous gift in his will. John Osborne, who gave donations to Toynbee Hall for more than 30 years of his life, left Toynbee Hall an unrestricted gift of 2% of his estate – a remarkable contribution towards a future…
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