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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week, 9-15 May 2022: Tackling loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Together we can tackle loneliness.

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A Tower Hamlets Residents’ Manifesto: 10 Ideas from locals on how to shape the future of Tower Hamlets

Ahead of the mayoral and council elections this May, Tower Hamlets residents, in conjunction with Toynbee Hall, have produced a Residents’ Manifesto which highlights 10 ideas for the next Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Ashurst Runners Raise Over £3,000 to help families access justice at the Free Legal Advice Centre

On Sunday 3rd April, 10 runners from Ashurst LLP ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Toynbee Hall raising over £3,000 for vital legal support that helps families and households exercise their rights and protect their incomes and security. Racing through Westminster and the City of London, the runners completed 13.1 miles in glorious sunshine…
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4 Women Who Have Shaped Social Change at Toynbee Hall: Carrie Morrison, Sabera Majid, Edith Ramsey, and Rosetta Reardon

The crucial and pathbreaking work of Toynbee Hall’s founder, Henrietta Barnett is well known. However, some of the stories of other women in Toynbee Hall’s history who have been fundamental in driving positive social change while they worked or volunteered in the East End have not had the same attention. As part of Women’s History…
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VODCAST: Interview with local author and historian John Walker

In this Vodcast local historian John Walker speaks to to us about his recently released book Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Abuse, Neglect and Fire in a London Children’s Workhouse, 1854-1907.

Who are the women leading change in our community?

by Hazira Begum My name is Hazira, and I am a Project Support Worker on Toynbee Hall’s research and policy team.  I have got to know Aneita, Paulette and Nasrat over the past year, working together to research and tackle issues like debt, the poverty premium, and community safety. How have women led change in…
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Connecting with communities and shaping change – sharing learning from New York’s experience

By Jim Minton, Chief Executive of Toynbee Hall At the end of February I was lucky enough to be in New York City. To be travelling again felt a real privilege given the times we have been through; and I felt very fortunate indeed to have the luxury of being able to take some time…
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More than just education

New blog: More than just education

In this blog, peer researchers reflect on on their participatory action research project on adult education in London.

More than just education

More than just education: New report highlights systemic barriers to adult education facing Londoners

The findings of a participatory action research project on adult education in London reveal system barriers and outline how access to adult education can be improved

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Stephen Burns appointed new Chair of Trustees at Toynbee Hall

The Trustees and team at Toynbee Hall are delighted to announce that Stephen Burns will be joining the charity as our new Chair of Trustees.