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Walk in their shoes

Walk in their shoes – Become a Volunteer Tour Guide

We are looking for volunteers who would like to become a Toynbee Hall Volunteer Tour Guide, and join our unique Walk In Their Shoes free-of-charge training programme. Toynbee Hall is based in an area of the East End that is rich in fascinating stories from the past. It’s a haven for tour guides and attracts…
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The Launch of our Older People's Peer Action Research Project in September 2018

Our two new community-led research projects will be launched on April 18th

We’re holding an event to launch two new Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects in Tower Hamlets on Thursday 18th April. The two projects will look at community safety and the needs of young renters. As a result of the success of our previous PAR project that explored the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets,…
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We're recruiting for two new peer reseach groups

Toynbee Hall to launch two new peer-led research projects

We’re recruiting two groups of local people to lead on two new research projects.

The legacy of ex-FLAC volunteer John Clark

An ex-volunteer at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has left his mark on Toynbee Hall with a gift in his will of £25,000. John Clark, who dedicated a quarter of a century to helping people access justice, left a forward thinking gift which will help ensure that people in future years are supported through…
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two day free youth Creative Clinic

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories Creative Clinic

We’re running a free two day Creative Clinic for 16 to 19 year olds

Community Money Mentors share their experiences with money with Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney discusses challenges around money with Community Money Mentors

At Toynbee Hall, we believe in the importance of putting real lived experiences into the heart of our services and sharing that experience with decision makers. Yesterday, we welcomed Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England to Toynbee Hall to meet a group of Community Money Mentors who shared their experiences and discussed issues…
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Jim Minton speaks at the launch of the Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission Impact Report launch

Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission launches new report as borough prepares for Brexit uncertainties

The Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission launch report looking at the wider impact of Brexit in the borough. Today at City Hall, the Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission, made up of people from business, the public sector and academia launched a new report assessing the impact of Brexit on Tower Hamlets. The report looks at the direct…
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Debt Awareness Week 2019

Debt Awareness Week 2019

This week (11th – 15th February) is Debt Awareness Week. This is a week where debt advice providers share practical ways to get advice, share stories from people who have received debt advice and look at how we can encourage a wider conversation about debt. As the lead partner of Capitalise, London’s Debt Advice Partnership,…
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Legacy gift enables older people’s peer-research project at Toynbee Hall

“I find this project to be very powerful. It makes me very empowered; it makes me feel very listened to” A gift given in the will of a long-term supporter of Toynbee Hall’s older people’s centre has helped enable an innovative peer-research project in our community.  All those involved in Toynbee Hall’s first ever Participatory…
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Tender invitation for development of a new Capitalise website

We’re inviting suitably qualified website developers to get in touch and express their interest in developing a new website for the London wide debt advice partnership, Capitalise, which is led by Toynbee Hall. Capitalise is London’s free face-to-face debt advice service helping over 20,000 Londoners with their debt and money problems each year. Our trained…
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