Forum Meetings

Next Meeting

  • Monday, 23rd September 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Old Ford Methodist Church, 522 Old Ford Road, Bow, 3 4LY
  • Poverty in Tower Hamlets
  • Tower Hamlets is the 10th most deprived local authority in England and has the highest rate of pensioner poverty in England and the highest rate of child poverty in the UK. However, there are many faith and community groups in Tower Hamlets that are trying to tackle the complex issues that cause poverty, to ease the problems that arise and to help people navigate their way out of poverty.


    • Denise Brewster (Quaker Social Action). Denise will be speaking about the Down to Earth and Made of Money projects run by QSA, who are based in Tower Hamlets.
    • Elizabeth Marshall (Bow Foodbank), on about food poverty in the area and the work of the foodbank that operates at St Mary's Church.
    • Met Police with our standing item of 'faith hate crime statistics.'

    Come along and join the discussion - how can faith and community groups work to end poverty? How can they work with statutory services to fight poverty? Can we do more to help people get out of poverty?

    The meeting is also a great way to share information about projects or events that you may have on the horizon and to meet other faith and community leaders.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served!

    Please register your free space here


  • Tuesday, 26th November 2019
  • Homelessness in Tower Hamlets



  • THIFF Forum Meeting

    • Monday, 29th July 2019
    • Loneliness in Tower Hamlets
  • The Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum meeting will be looking at the issue of loneliness and social isolation in Tower Hamlets. People of all ages and backgrounds are affected by loneliness, which is proven to have an impact on health, increasing the likelihood of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

    The good news is that many local faith and community groups are working hard to combat loneliness, so come along and find out more, or to share your own story or concerns.

    Confirmed speakers so far:

    Michelle Lindson, Nature & Us (Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park)

    Alex Smith, East London Cares (The Cares Family)

    The meeting will be located on the ground floor.

    Travel: Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (four-minute walk), the station is served by bus routes 26, 48, 135, 149 and 205.

    Light refreshments will be available, so come along and join the discussion - everyone is very welcome!

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  • THIFF Forum Meeting: Knife Crime

    • Monday, 3rd June 2019
    • Knife crime in Tower Hamlets
  • Featuring Nathan Singleton, CEO of LifeLine Projects, Ryan Lynch of Good Shepherd Mission, and two representatives from the Met Police.

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  • THIFF Forum Meeting

    • Monday, 3rd December 2018
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    • Tuesday, 6th March 2018
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    • Tuesday, 16th January 2018


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    • Tuesday, 12th September 2017
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    • Wednesday, 12th July 2017
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    • Tuesday, 9th May 2017


  • THIFF Forum Meeting

    • Tuesday, 8th November 2016
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    • Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    • Tuesday, 12th July 2016
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    • Tuesday, 17th May 2016