Category: Blog

Pandemic Stories - A new participatory research project by Toynbee Hall and Thrive LDN

Toynbee Hall Launches new community-led research: Pandemic Stories

This Participatory Action Research project will aim to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting low income and other disproportionately affected households Toynbee Hall are launching a new action research project today to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting low income and other disproportionately affected households in London, including renters, disabled people and people…
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The recession is here… what now for graduates?

The recession is here… what now for graduates?

Free Legal Advice Centre volunteer, Laura S M Humayun, describes the challenges and shares her fears as a graduate looking to start her career at a time of recession. The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are already visible as we are now entering the first recession in 11 years. Our livelihoods have changed completely. Undeniably,…
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Consumer rights advice

Individual and Collective Redundancies – A guide to your Rights

By Rosie Morris and Michael Burman This guide explains how individual and collective redundancies work, what your rights are and your employer’s obligations. This guide will take you through the steps and explain what needs to happen and what is needed from you and your employer. To read this guide please click the link below.…
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women only clinic

Learning from women: Volunteering at FLAC’s Woman Only sessions

A blog by Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer, Jennifer Fernandez Owsianka In 2015, Toynbee hall restarted the women only legal advice clinic to provide a safe and supportive environment for women to receive free legal advice. The Saturday women only legal advice session was originally set up to serve the needs of the large Bangladeshi…
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Debt Free London - Ways to Manage your Money

New help guide from Debt Free London – Practical tips to maximise your money

A help guide with ways to increase income and reduce expenditure to stop your debts increasing by Necla Bakirci, Quality Assurance Manager at Debt Free London Debt Free London is a partnership of 21 charities across London, led by Toynbee Hall that has provided free,independent advice – since 2006 we’ve helped over 250,000 ordinary Londoners…
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No recourse to public funds - people with dependants

No recourse to public funds – support available to people with dependants

Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer, Laura S M Humayun explains what having no recourse to public funds means and what is support is available. What does no recourse to public funds mean? Generally, reference to public funds refers to state benefits, tax credits or housing support from the government. Someone with no recourse to public…
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When We Speak Article Part 3

When We Speak – Activating the next generation of activists Part 3: Aliyah

Young people describe their experiences of being part of the first cohort of our new youth activism project, When We Speak. The project aims to inspire and enable young people in East London to bring change. As part of this project Toynbee Hall will be directly supporting young people between the ages 15 to 25…
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When We Speak - Zareen

When We Speak – Activating the next generation of activists Part 2: Zareen

Young people describe their experiences of being part of the first cohort of our new youth activism project, When We Speak. The project aims to inspire and enable young people in East London to bring change. As part of this project Toynbee Hall will be directly supporting young people between the ages 15 to 25…
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When we speak - activating the next generation of activists

When We Speak – Activating the next generation of activists Part 1: Debbie and Hiba

Young people describe their experiences of being part of the first cohort of our new youth activism project, When We Speak. The project aims to inspire and enable young people in East London to bring change. As part of this project Toynbee Hall will be directly supporting young people between the ages 15 to 25…
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Shaping a fairer future from uncertainty by Jim Minton

Shaping a fairer future from uncertainty

By Jim Minton, Chief Executive. Joy* was a regular visitor to Toynbee Hall’s community centre, taking part in craft workshops with her friends and enjoying an active, healthy life. She’s now been isolated in her home for three months. I spoke with her as part of the hundreds of regular outreach phone calls we are…
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