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Payday Denied

New Report – Payday Denied: Exploring the lived experience of declined payday loan applicants

Decline of payday lending sees people turn to friends and family New research commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust and Barrow Cadbury Trust and carried out by Toynbee Hall and Coventry University. identifies need for greater investment in not-for-profit affordable products following tightened payday loan regulation. The collapse of the payday loan industry in the UK…
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Talk Money Week

Talk Money Week – let’s talk about debt and money

Last week was Talk Money week, a week dedicated to starting a national conversation on everything to do with money. From 12th – 18th November, the Financial Capability Strategy Partnership, a network of employers, charities, government and businesses, hosted a series of events and asked organisations to: encourage people to talk about money showcase their…
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Stepping into my new role

Stepping into my new role as Financial Health Research Manager by Jen Durrant

An introduction by Sian Williams, Director of External Policy and Innovation At Toynbee Hall we believe that we are each the expert on our own lives and experience. Listening to and learning from and with the people we work with in order to influence real systemic change is increasingly at the heart of our vision…
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Storytelling with Sinead

An Evening of Storytelling – Friday 30th November

On Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of spoken word, storytelling and tales from the East End from a mix of London’s spoken word artists, storytellers and locals. Storytelling Night – Friday 30th November Then on Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of Spoken Word, Storytelling and Tales from the East End from…
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4in10 Picking up the pieces event

Picking Up The Pieces – Toynbee Hall hosts event as part of London Challenge Poverty week

As part of the first ever London Challenge Poverty Week organised by the 4in10 network, we were joined by Matthew Ryder, the Deputy Mayor for Social Intergration and a range of voluntary sector orgainsations to discuss how we can support families affected by poverty. Organisations large and small supported the first ever London Challenge Poverty…
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Lord Neuberger delivers speech at FLAC 120 event

Filling the growing access to justice gap

A speech made at the Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Centre’s 120th Anniversary event by Lord Neuberger, the former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The two fundamental pillars on which any modern civilised society rests are democracy and the rule of law. Democracy requires that the country’s lawmakers can be removed…
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Lord Neuberger -FLAC 120 event

Celebrating the 120th anniversery of our Free Legal Advice Centre

Sir Nicolas Bratza and Lord Neuberger join Toynbee Hall to celebrate the 120th anniversary of their free legal advice service. In 1898, Toynbee Hall launched the ‘Poor Man’s Lawyer’ service.  This offered free legal advice to those encountering employment, housing and consumer issues. Yesterday we held an event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of this…
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Influencers blog: The V&A Museum of Childhood plan’s for the future

East End Influencer, Alexandra Mitrica, went to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green last week to find out about their future plans to turn their museum into a world-leading museum of design and creativity for children and families. Last week, V&A Director Tristram Hunt revealed details of a new redevelopment project for the…
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Channel 4 News highlight our fight against Britain’s poverty

Watch the Channel 4 News report on Toynbee Hall here Channel 4 News: The fight against Britain’s poverty This weekend Channel 4 News aired a report about the newly renovated Toynbee Hall and our fight against Britain’s poverty. We’ve been at the forefront of the battle against poverty for more than a century. We’ve helped…
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Introducing the new East End Influencers and their first blog post – The £5 Lunch Challenge

Over the summer we asked local people to share their experiences of East London, challenge assumptions and be part of our fight for a fairer London, by becoming East End Influencers. The Influencers will be asked to blog, vlog and create a range of online content for Toynbee Hall that reflects all aspects of life…
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