Tag: advice

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Debt Free Advice and the Financial Conduct Authority Team Up to Protect Londoners from Loan Fee Fraud

Financial scams are on the rise as the cost-of-living crisis is exerting increasing pressure on people’s finances. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported hundreds of cases of loan fee fraud a year, with victims losing on average £255. To combat this, we have partnered with them on a London-wide mail out campaign in February…
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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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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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The 120th Anniversary of our Free Legal Advice Centre – a conversation with Julia Wookey from Howard Kennedy

There is […] a sense of pride in contributing to a service which has been delivering at a consistently high standard for so many years, and being part of the team that’s maintaining that. Julia Wookey in conversation with Rob Crich In October this year, we are celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Toynbee Hall’s Free…
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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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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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