Category: Blog

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.

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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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Toward a fairer justice systemt - Richard Lomax

Toward a Fairer Legal System

With Richard Lomax, Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) Volunteer In the first of a series of video entries about how to create a fairer legal system for all, Richard Lomax, a long-term volunteer at Toynbee Hall’s FLAC and former Crown Prosecutor, shares his ideas for radical legal reform with Jasmine Ashley, FLAC Manager. Richard presents…
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Toynbee Hall offers free and impartial, expert debt advice

Our ambition: A Debt Free London

By Matt Dronfield, Head of Debt Free London A staggering 1.6 million Londoners live every day with problem debt. They might face arrears for punishingly high rent or for council tax. Matt Dronfield, Head of Debt Free London, the London-wide debt advice partnership shares what we’re doing to achieve our ambition of a debt free…
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Residential voluntary workers with Jim Minton outside the doors to our halls

Meet our residential volunteers

Since re-opening the doors to our historic building this year, we’ve delivered a range of heritage-inspired learning projects and community events to encourage the next generation of social activists to drive change in their communities. This includes working with local schools on history and arts projects, holding forum events and workshops as well as undertaking…
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