TIME Bank members and people wanting to find out more about the project came together to discuss the project.
Terri Bryant, Time Bank Coordinator for ngage said “We thought the morning went really well and there were some great conversations taking place. Some people were existing Time Bank members and some had come along to find out more about the project.
We also had a couple of organisations there looking at ways the project could support their volunteers. Some of the Time Bank members made cakes for the coffee morning and we were overwhelmed by the large variety of cakes on available”.
“The project is going really well and it’s important to bring members together as more exchanges will happen by talking with eachother and hearing about other people’s needs for support”.
Timebanking is where people exchange their time for time credits and then use them to get help or support when they need it. For example, a Timebank member could help with someone’s cleaning or gardening, and in return use the Time Credits they earn to get help with painting a room or a bit of DIY. For every hour, equivalent to one Time Credit, someone ‘deposits’ in the Time Bank, they can ‘withdraw’ the equivalent time back in support when they need it.”
If you’re interested in joining the Time Bank scheme or would like further information about it please visit www.timebankthurrock.org.uk or www.ngagethurrock.org.uk.
Alternatively call Terri Bryant, Time Bank Coordinator on 01375 389893.