Category: Blogs

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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Young people participating in When We Speak

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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Give young people the same megaphone as their adult counterparts

“The solutions are simple: we need young people to be given the same sized megaphone as their adult counterparts.”

We invited young activists from our youth activism project, When We Speak, to tell us about the impact that Covid-19 has had on their lives, and what people with power in education and local and national government could do better. Lottie describes the injustice of young people’s voices being systematically excluded from the political sphere…
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Covid-19 and the case for the Green New Deal

“This crisis has taught us that lack of preparedness gets you killed”: Ann Pettifor’s talk on Covid-19 and Green New Deal

Extracts from Ann’s talk on Covid-19 and the case for a Green New Deal, organised by My Fair London, The Equality Trust and Toynbee Hall. Climate breakdown is going to be global. And according to the political economist and author, Ann Pettifor, Coronavirus is teaching us that “we don’t know how to cope with global…
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Volunteers Week 2020 - Laura's Blog

Volunteers’ Week: My experience volunteering in the Free Legal Advice Centre

Laura S M Humayun has volunteered with us for two years. As we thank our volunteers this week, Laura writes about what she has gained from the experience. This week is Volunteers Week, where we take the opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and contribution to our work and to the…
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Is online enough?

By Elizabeth Archer, Head of Service Design and Delivery at Toynbee Hall