News and Blogs

A Compassionate Approach: Understanding relationships between private landlords and their tenants during COVID-19

We’re holding two listening workshops for landlords and renters to share their experiences and form recommendations for the government. The Coronavirus crisis has had a dramatic impact on the income streams of both landlords and tenants, with a wave of job losses in March followed by a reduction in income for many due to furlough.…
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Consumer rights advice

Individual and Collective Redundancies – A guide to your Rights

By Rosie Morris and Michael Burman, from Howard Kennedy 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…
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Learning from women: Volunteering at FLAC’s Woman Only sessions

A blog by Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer, Jennifer Fernandez Owsianka Since 2015, Toynbee hall has offered a 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…
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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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How to Run an Effective Board Meeting

Board meetings are a crucial part of an organisation’s future strategy and corporate policy. Whether you’re an experienced chairperson or it’s your first time acting as board liaison, there is a list of details you should consider when planning your board meeting. From hiring a venue to the final follow up, we take a look…
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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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Coronavirus help guide – Updated Tuesday 30th June

With many people facing uncertainty around their employment, finances, housing and care, we want to ensure everyone has information they need to help them understand their rights and get the support they are are entitled to. We’ve put together this guide with the latest information on what support is available and how you can get…
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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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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 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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