Category: Blogs

Students from Hall Mead School after completing their work experience at Toynbee Hall.

What we learned on our work experience at Toynbee Hall

We had the pleasure of hosting four young adults from Hall Mead School, who spent their work experience with us. Here are some of their reflections.

Saluting our sisters: a collage of black women icons.

Black History Month at Toynbee Hall: Saluting our sisters

This Black History Month, we celebrate black women icons who fought against injustice

Uber drivers holding a banner while on strike

Deliverance: The story of the 2018 Uber strike and its impact

This blog reflects on a recent screening of Maria Andrews’ community-commissioned film ‘Deliverance’ and the subsequent panel discussion on the challenges facing uber drivers. By Daria Koukoleva, Research Intern at Toynbee Hall. Photos from the Deliverance film, courtesy of Maria Andrews. In 2018, Uber riders went on strike. Maria Andrews’ community-commissioned film ‘Deliverance’ covers that…
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Nasrat delivers speech at Ofgem’s presentation to the Social Research Association annual conference

Nasrat’s reflections on Participatory Action Research into the transition to net zero for low-income consumers

This speech was delivered as part of Ofgem’s presentation to the Social Research Association annual conference on 15.06.23.  

head shot of author Priscila Hernandez, Project officer on Thrive LDN’s research & evaluation team. Photographed wearing a Venezuelan flag inspired jacket.

Guest Blog: The role of participation in the production of knowledge

By Priscila Hernandez, Project Officer on Thrive LDN’s research & evaluation team.

coloured childrens blocks spelling childcare

The Parent Trap: How childcare costs are just one piece of the puzzle for low-income households

Following today’s Budget, our Research and Policy team reflect on what else needs to change to support parents into decent work.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is live! Double your donation at no extra cost

Today we launch our Big Give Christmas Challenge. Donations received between 29 Nov – 6 Dec will automatically be doubled.

Black History Month 2022: Celebrating the change makers of today

Reflecting on both our organisation’s history as it’s currently recorded, and how we can preserve and honour contributors today.

Peer researchers co-desining more effective policies

Will it be fair and protect the most vulnerable? Why we’re concerned that September’s mini-budget won’t help those most in need

“This government isn’t for us. Why they want to help people who are comfortable already, I don’t know. It’s always about saving them.” Nasrat, Toynbee Hall Peer Researcher Toynbee Hall’s Research and Policy Peer Research Team reflect on the worsening cost of living crisis and call for fair and targeted policy measures in tomorrow’s mini-budget…
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Jim is handed a leaving gift, a painting of Toynbee Hall, by two of our Community Centre members

A message from departing Chief Executive Jim Minton

After 5 years Jim is leaving Toynbee Hall to become Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London and shares some final reflections on his time here.

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