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Young renters call for increase in housing allowance to keep renters in their homes during pandemic

Toynbee Hall’s young renters research group spoke with renters and landlords prior to the ban on evictions being lifted on 21st September. This week the ban on evictions was lifted and courts in England and Wales resumed eviction proceedings. In response to this, the young private renters research group spoke with fellow renters and landlords about what long…
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Pandemic Stories - A new participatory research project by Toynbee Hall and Thrive LDN

Toynbee Hall Launches new community-led research: Pandemic Stories

This Participatory Action Research project will aim to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting low income and other disproportionately affected households Toynbee Hall are launching a new action research project today to understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting low income and other disproportionately affected households in London, including renters, disabled people and people…
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The recession is here… what now for graduates?

The recession is here… what now for graduates?

Free Legal Advice Centre volunteer, Laura S M Humayun, describes the challenges and shares her fears as a graduate looking to start her career at a time of recession. The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are already visible as we are now entering the first recession in 11 years. Our livelihoods have changed completely. Undeniably,…
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Understanding relationships between landlords and their tenants during COVID-19

Findings and recommendations from our recent workshops with renters and private landlords 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. Centre for London conducted polling in June…
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How to organise a fundraiser

How to Organise a Fundraiser

Fundraisers can be a great way to ensure you raise the money needed to help worthwhile causes while still providing an enjoyable experience for your guests. For charitable events, a successful fundraiser should demonstrate the importance of the charity and encourage everyone who attends to support the organisation.  Whether you’re hosting a formal event at…
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FLAC webinar: Redundancy - Understanding your legal rights

Redundancy Webinar: Understanding Your Legal Rights

Join us on 27th August for a discussion on how you can establish your legal rights when facing redundancy. As the government’s ‘furlough’ scheme comes to an end, the economic impact of COVID-19 means that many employees will now be at risk of redundancy. This webinar will outline what a fair process should look like,…
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Statement in response to The Mail Online article

Our online community Facebook page was the subject of an article on The Mail Online on Sunday Morning. Our online community Facebook page was the subject of a Mail on Sunday article today. The article discussed an incident within our “Activities against Isolation” group, which is and will always be an inclusive and diverse space…
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Older People's Day 2019 at Toynbee Hall

Co-designing Day Centres in Tower Hamlets

An invitation to attend two workshops to co-design older people day services in Tower Hamlets The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) is in the process of reviewing its older people’s day centres. On behalf of LBTH, Toynbee Hall’s Research and Policy Team are running two co-production workshops to get the views of wider group…
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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 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 the link below.…
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