Category: Blogs

Photo of Black woman protesting - Usung Black Achievers

Unsung Black Achievers from the 20th and 21st Century

By Adeola Gbakinro, Participant of Toynbee Hall’s youth project, When We Speak and Founder of Uplifting the Next Generation In honour of Black History Month, we remember the forgotten Black activists from our history whose achievements have sadly been undocumented in our own and in so many historical records. We’re working to record and celebrate…
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Eric Moffat - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Eric Moffat

Eric Moffat shares his experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Adaora Echedolu

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Adaora Echedolu

Adaora Echedolu shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Afia Nicholas, Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Afia Nicholas

Afia Nicholas shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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London Challenge Poverty Week: Covid 19 and Financial Health

By Jen Durrant, Financial Health Research Manager At Toynbee Hall we believe that it is only by listening to the people affected by a problem that we can truly tackle it, and Covid-19 is no exception. So our excellent team of peer researchers – people from the local community surrounding and served by Toynbee Hall…
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Green shoots of recovery emerging - Jim Minton

Challenge London Poverty Week: Responding and recovering

By Jim Minton, Chief Executive of Toynbee Hall Each day for the past few months, small groups of local residents have been coming to the gardens at Toynbee Hall to tend and water the small patch of vegetables growing in the flower beds. The arrival of tomatoes, courgettes and figs has felt like something of…
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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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