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Our Community Researchers meet for the first time to help improve Tower Hamlets

Community researchers meet for the first time to tackle local issues

On Friday 17th May, newly recruited peer researchers for our two new community-led projects came together for the first time to start designing research into the issues that are important to them. At Toynbee Hall we believe that above all, putting people with real experience of these issues into the heart of the research is…
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Debt Free London Bus Ad

London’s debt advice partnership relaunches as Debt Free London to help more Londoners out of debt

Debt Free London (formerly known as Capitalise) is making its service easier to find, understand and use. It has helped over 250,000 people since launching in 2006, however, debt is still a growing problem across the capital. Capitalise, a London-wide partnership of organisations led by Toynbee Hall and funded by the Money & Pensions Service…
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Building safer and more welcoming communities

Toynbee Hall launches two new community-led projects to make communities safer and renting fairer for younger people

Toynbee Hall has launched two new ground breaking projects, where local people with no previous experience, will be trained to become social researchers in their communities, developing solutions and campaigning for change. As an organisation committed to making Tower Hamlets a fairer and more inclusive place to live, we want to better our understanding of…
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Theatre of the oppressed interactive workshop which aims to tackle social isolation

Theatre of the Oppressed: Tackling loneliness through interactive workshops

Following research undertaken last year which discovered that loneliness is a real problem in our community, we held a series of workshops for people to share their experiences of loneliness in a fun and creative way. In response to our Older Peoples peer research project last year, which discovered that loneliness is a real problem…
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ESOL Classes starting at Toynbee Hall

ESOL course starting at Toynbee Hall

We are delighted to have partnered up with New City College to deliver entry level ESOL (supporting English as a Second Language) classes at Toynbee Hall. Come along for a chat and an assessment on Friday 3rd May at 10:00am at 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS. Toynbee Hall and New City College, Tower Hamlets…
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Creative Clinic Showcase - Saturday 18th May

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories; Young People’s Creative Showcase

Join us on us Saturday 18th May, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, for a Young People’s Creative Showcase. Recently a group of Newham Sixth Form College first year A level students took part in a two day workshop hosted by Toynbee Hall & The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). The workshop was part of a creative writing project…
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Join us for the very first Datathon

Join us for our very first Datathon

Take part in person or online as we use public data to help the Tower Hamlets community. We need your help! Since its inception in 1884, evidence based research has been central to Toynbee Hall’s mission as a charity. Over a century ago we played a key role in creating the first data visualizations mapping…
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Toynbee Hall Residencial Voluntary Worker Applications now open

Residential Residency applications are now open

We’re recruiting for a second round of Residential Voluntary Workers to live onsite in our historic halls in the heart of East London. We want you to engage with the local community, using their experiences to develop ways to tackle inequality, bridge the gap between people of all social and financial backgrounds, and build on…
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Walk in their shoes

Walk in their shoes – Become a Volunteer Tour Guide

We are looking for volunteers who would like to become a Toynbee Hall Volunteer Tour Guide, and join our unique Walk In Their Shoes free-of-charge training programme. Toynbee Hall is based in an area of the East End that is rich in fascinating stories from the past. It’s a haven for tour guides and attracts…
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The Launch of our Older People's Peer Action Research Project in September 2018

Our two new community-led research projects will be launched on April 18th

We’re holding an event to launch two new Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects in Tower Hamlets on Thursday 18th April. The two projects will look at community safety and the needs of young renters. As a result of the success of our previous PAR project that explored the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets,…
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