News and Blogs

Speak it! 2018

Our youth poetry competition took place last week giving young people an introduction to spoken word and opera. Our newest youth project Speak it!, a supercharged introduction to spoken work, took place last week in partnership with longstanding supporter Proms at St Jude’s and their principal sponsor Investec. Over the last month, young people aged…
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Volunteers Week 2018

Every year, 1st – 7th June is Volunteers Week. This is when we celebrate the invaluable contribution of our volunteers. Our services depend on the commitment and dedication of volunteers and has done since our founding in 1884. We want to thank all of our volunteers past and present for their vital contributions and for…
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Michael Sheen at the Redesigning FInancial Services Conference

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish high cost credit review

Today sees the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) high cost credit review. Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall’s Director of Policy, said: “At Toynbee Hall we see clients every day who are struggling to buy food, heat their homes or pay their rent because they are overpaying on high-cost credit, with disastrous consequences for their…
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Eleanor Sier and Prof Emily Abel

Eleanor’s Heritage Blog – A conversation with Prof. Emily Abel

By Eleanor Sier. In this blog, Eleanor chats to Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA about how she uncovered and saved Toynbee Hall’s lost history This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA during her visit to London. Prof. Abel submitted her PhD thesis entitled ‘Canon Barnett and…
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The 2018 London Legal Walk

On a beautiful Monday evening in Central London, walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual 10km legal walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres across London and the South East. We walked in support of our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) which celebrates its 120th anniversary this…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Old and New…

By Keith Greenough and Rosie Spiegelhalter. Last week I made a brief visit to Toynbee Hall. It’s amazing to see how things have moved on in just four weeks since I last called in. All around finishing touches are being applied. What struck me most was how original features are juxtaposed with new elements –…
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2018 London Legal Walk Photo Gallery

On Monday 21st May, Toynbee Hall joined 13,000 walkers from 750 teams on a 10km walk through Central London in support of access to justice. A team of walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual legal walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres across London and the…
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My experience as a Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer

By Katelyn Adler. Ahead of the 2018 London Legal Walk, we talk to one of Toynbee Hall’s brilliant volunteers, Katelyn Adler, about the work she does to support our Free Legal Advice Centre Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at Toynbee Hall. I’ve been volunteering at Toynbee Hall for two years…
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Celebrating London’s Debt Advice Heroes

On Friday 4th May, Toynbee Hall hosted the annual Capitalise Conference at The Foundry in Oval, where all 28 debt advice providers who make up the Capitalise Debt Advice partnership get together. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences, highlight the successes and look at how we can provide better advice to people facing…
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The Cave is officially open!

Young people on Make it! have built their own crowdfunded indoor cave for the community to use all year round. On Thursday 26th April, the cave (which was completed over the course of a 3 day community project) was officially opened. This will now be open for the public to use for free in a…
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