News and Blogs

London Challenge Poverty Week: Cost of living – The Poverty Premium

Financial Health Research Manager, Jen Durrant, writes about the work we’re doing in partnership with Fair by Design to bring people experiencing the poverty premium together with the innovators and investors

Graphic Novel and Comic Strip Making Session

Free Graphic Novel and Comic Making sessions in celebration of Black History month

Our Storyteller/Writer in Residence is holding a Free family-friendly graphic novel making session here at Toynbee Hall this Saturday

London Challenge Poverty Housing and Health

London Challenge Poverty Week: Housing and Health

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing different challenges, and sharing…
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Raji Hunjun, CEO Z2K

Why increased Legal Aid alone will not put an end to the misery caused by the current system of disability benefits.

As part of our series of blogs ‘Towards a Fairer Legal System’ we asked the Chief Executive of Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust) to share her thoughts.

London Challenge Poverty Week - Income blog

London Challenge Poverty Week: Income (Employment, Benefits, Debt)

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing different challenges, and sharing…
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London Challenge Poverty Week: Seeing People in Poverty, Dignity & Human Rights

For London Challenge Poverty week, we’re providing a platform for a range of people to share their experiences and give their perspectives on poverty, and on how we could make London fairer for everyone. Throughout the week we will be sharing the views of people in Tower Hamlets who are facing challenges, and sharing their…
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When We Speak Launch Event - Faeturing the Nawi Collective

Toynbee Hall launch new youth activism project, ‘When We Speak’

The new project aims to equip young people aged between 15 and 25 to run their own social impact projects On Tuesday 1st October, Toynbee Hall launched a new youth activism project to support young people in East London to make a difference in their communities. Kicking off this October with a series of public…
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Beyond Age and Income: Encouraging Savings Behaviours

People on lower incomes are just as likely to be active savers as those who earn higher amounts, once essential needs are met

Beyond Age and Income, a new report by Toynbee Hall, supported by Building Societies Association, explores people’s actual savings patterns. Financial services providers should design and offer more products to people on lower incomes to encourage saving and build financial resilience among this underserved group, Beyond Age and Income, Encouraging Saving Behaviours finds. The myth…
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When We Speak: Youth Activism Project Launch ft Nawi Collective – 1st October

Launching Toynbee Hall’s new youth activism project ‘When We Speak’ which aims to equip young people to run their own social impact project This October, Toynbee Hall is launching the pilot to our new Youth activism project to support young people in East London in making a difference in their area in partnership with Nawi…
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Artist and residential volunteer Roxanne Williams paints during Open House Weekend at Toynbee Hall

Meet our new Residential Voluntary Workers

Last month we were delighted to welcome three new Residential Voluntary Workers at Toynbee Hall – the second cohort since we re-launched this historic programme in summer 2018. Residential volunteers have lived and worked with the communities surrounding Toynbee Hall since our foundation in 1884, with notable examples including Clement Attlee and William Beveridge. Today,…
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