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Toward a fairer justice systemt - Richard Lomax

Toward a Fairer Legal System

With Richard Lomax, Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) Volunteer In the first of a series of video entries about how to create a fairer legal system for all, Richard Lomax, a long-term volunteer at Toynbee Hall’s FLAC and former Crown Prosecutor, shares his ideas for radical legal reform with Jasmine Ashley, FLAC Manager. Richard presents…
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New ESOL classes starting at Toynbee Hall

New ESOL Classes starting at Toynbee Hall

Come along for a chat and an assessment on Wednesday 28th August  2019, 9.30am Do you want to improve your English skills, become more confident and meet some new people? Our English for speakers of other langauges (ESOL) course is starting this September. If you want to get better at speaking, listening, reading and writing…
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Toynbee Hall offers free and impartial, expert debt advice

Our ambition: A Debt Free London

By Matt Dronfield, Head of Debt Free London A staggering 1.6 million Londoners live every day with problem debt. They might face arrears for punishingly high rent or for council tax. Matt Dronfield, Head of Debt Free London, the London-wide debt advice partnership shares what we’re doing to achieve our ambition of a debt free…
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Working for a Debt Free London Report Cover - News story

Debt Free London report finds that growing and increasingly complex debt is damaging the health of Londoners

Debt Free London, a partnership of 26 advice charities across London led by Toynbee Hall, launches a new report on Tuesday 16th July which highlights the extent of problem debt in London and the issues that they are dealing with most frequently. Read the full Working for a Debt Free London report here The report…
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Community Research group decide to focus project on tackling anti-social behaviour

Local people decide to make tackling anti-social behaviour focus of research project

After discussion workshops and talking to 100 community members, our community research group has decided to do focus their project on anti-social behaviour. At Toynbee Hall we put local people at the centre of the work that we do. This is no different for our research, where we are committed to supporting local people to…
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Toynbee Hall Community Open Day

Join us on Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th June for a free festival of activities

Come along to Toynbee Hall for an activity-filled three day event to test our new outdoor space. This Thursday-Saturday we will be holding an open event packed with free activities to find out what we should include in a new community garden. As part of the redevelopment of Toynbee Hall, we’re building a community garden…
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Mayflower Primary School Social Change Workshop

Social Change Workshop with Mayflower Primary School

Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming children from Mayflower Primary School to Toynbee Hall for a Social Change workshop, having learnt about our history and the Matchgirls Strike of 1888 in a puppetry session delivered by our Resident Storyteller. The children were given a tour of our newly restored historic building to learn…
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Festival of communities at Stepney Park

Festival of Communities 2019

This past weekend, Toynbee Hall attended the Festival of Communities which took place in Stepney Green Park and was organised by Queen Mary University London. The annual Festival of Communities celebrates the culture and diversity of the extraordinary borough that is Tower Hamlets.  It was fantastic to be part of such a vibrant event and…
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Team Toynbee Hall Success at The London Legal Walk 2019

Thank you for helping us raise over £1000 for our Free Legal Advice Centre On Monday 17th June, a team of 20 walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the annual 10km London Legal Walk to raise funds for free legal advice services across London and the South East. Team Toynbee Hall walked the scenic…
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We’re home! New Advice and Wellbeing Centre now open

All of our operations have now returned to our original East End site as we open our brand new advice and wellbeing centre. After three years away from our original site, we are thrilled to return all of our services and office back to 28 Commercial Street, our historic home since 1884. As the redevelopment…
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