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If you live in Tower Hamlets, Toynbee Hall can help you apply for social benefits, including filling out forms such as: • PIP Personal Independence Payments • AA Attendance Allowance • DLA Disability Child Maintenance Allowance To make an appointment, please email advice@toynbeehall.org.uk or call 020 7392 2953 on Monday from 2pm to 4pm or Wednesday from 10am to 12pm In addition to long-standing evening clinics, The centre has grown in recent years to support the community. It now offers a specialist immigration counselling clinic and the only face-to-face women`s clinic in London. We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of one of our most ardent supporters, Sir Henry Brooke. We are saddened by the passing of Sir Henry Brooke, a tireless and passionate advocate for legal aid and access to justice. We were proud to count him as a loyal supporter and friend. Read more «Above all, the demand for advice on housing, migration and labour law is currently enormous. But with rising energy bills and the cost of living, unfortunately, more and more people are going into debt and households are collapsing. The need for debt and civil law advice is also increasing. On Tuesday 28 June, we will be taking part in the London Legal Support Trust`s 10km legal walk to support free frontline legal services. With the support of pro bono lawyers, the free legal advice centre offers the following free advice: «What is particularly striking about Toynbee is its proximity to our firm. For me, it`s really important that we contribute to our local community and help those who live so close together but don`t have access to legal advice in the same way as our paying clients. I just can`t blame them, they are so helpful and remain open and welcoming when I come back for advice on various things.

It`s a great service. I don`t know where I would be without them. Toynbee Hall provides wellness advice in East London in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Bexley. The objective of our services is: • Maximize revenue by ensuring that clients get what they are entitled to • Resolve outstanding welfare issues • Improve people`s access to information, advice and advocacy in all areas of social assistance • Increase awareness and knowledge of rights and prerogatives Women-only sessions (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month). Covers a variety of topics that affect local women. Most clients seek advice about housing, domestic violence or family law. Female participants may be accompanied by another woman, but men are not allowed. Not covered: Benefits, everything listed above as not covered. Maeve is now a supervisor of legal advice clinics and oversees the work of A&O`s at all legal advice centres in London.

«Sometimes the requests can be complex. But what clients usually need most is someone to listen, help them understand unknown legal documents, and point them in the right direction. The Centre provides access to public legal advice and education on a wide range of topics from housing and employment to debt and civil litigation. «Access to quality counselling can mean the difference between a family becoming homeless as a result of unlawful eviction. Or being able to have a roof over their head while they find other options. Toynbee Hall provides specialist debt advice to people facing debt crisis situations in seven boroughs in East London. The seven boroughs of East London include: Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. To access the service at Toynbee Hall, you can: – We help people solve problems through the following services: – • Specialized debt advice – Walk-in and appointment visit service • Specialized social advice – Walk-in, appointment and telephone advice As one of the few centers already set up to serve customers remotely, Toynbee was able to continue many of its counseling clinics during the pandemic. «The support from the centre is invaluable,» says Sarah. The clinic provides a service to vulnerable women who, for practical or cultural reasons, have difficulty obtaining legal advice.

«We haven`t even seen the full impact of the Ukrainian refugee crisis here. We anticipate that there will be an increased need for immigration and housing advice once people leaving Ukraine have passed the visa process and arrive in the UK. «I was very impressed by how the volunteer interns handled legal issues away from their day-to-day duties and the impact of their advice on people`s lives. In 2021, FLAC advised nearly 1,000 people despite the ongoing disruptions caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. Here`s what our clients had to say after being advised by us: Toynbee Hall will be one of the first to test Project Jeanie`s revolutionary new technology, which will help food banks and community groups provide wider access to legal advice.