Our research on social inclusion examines people’s access to rights, opportunities and resources through housing, employment, healthcare, education, civic engagement and democratic participation.
Sleepless nights: Accessing justice without legal aid
Toynbee Hall and Middlesex University conducted primary research to examine the impact of legal aid cuts on people’s lived experiences.
Trusting the Dice: Immigration advice in Tower Hamlets
Research into immigration advice in Tower Hamlets has uncovered systemic failures with both regulated and unregulated advisors providing misleading and expensive advice to vulnerable clients.
Is London a fair city?
The London Fairness Commission, an independent Commission has published an interim report, detailing the work of the Commission to date, the findings of their research and a series of fairness dilemmas to be considered.
Are young people heard? Our thoughts about young people and politics
A report led by 12 young women from Tower Hamlets and Hackney looking ay how young people from low income areas, marginalised young women and minorities are excluded from politics.
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Not wanted here
Researchers contacted letting agents whilst acting as prospective tenants to find how many letting agents in Tower Hamlets were willing to consider letting properties to tenants who claimed housing benefit.
Volunteering as a path to employability
A report looking at the need for Toynbee Hall to develop a project that could support the volunteering of the unemployed whilst building their skills in order to increase their chances of getting paid employment.
Waiting for change: Restaurant workers and the informal economy in Brick Lane
Toynbee Hall undertook a primary research revealing a picture in which staff in London’s Brick Lane restaurants are trapped in poverty.
The blank space project
Toynbee Hall conducted workshops with Year 6 pupils, encouraging them to develop their own ideas of what facilities and resources in the local area should be made more available and accessible.