Time Bank coffee morning in Tilbury

Time Bank

TIME Bank Thurrock is holding a free coffee morning at the Tilbury Hub in Civic Square on Wednesday 31st May 2017, 10am to 12pm.

Timebanking is a project run by ngage Thurrock and is a great way for people to feel part of the community. It enables you to share your skills or spare time to help others, and to choose help you would like in return when you need it.

For every hour that is given people receive a Time Credit which can then be used to get help for themselves. A Time Bank member could help someone with their garden and gain two Time Credits, and then use the two Time Credits to get help with a DIY project from another Time Bank member.
Terri Bryant, Time Bank coordinator said “The coffee mornings are a great way of meeting other Time Bank members and you can hear more about the project over a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. Existing Time Bank members will receive credits for coming along, but if you’re not already a member, you can sign up on the day and gain them too”.

“The Tilbury Hub is keen to create an active mini Time Bank at the Tilbury hub so are encouraging Tilbury residents to go along to find out what local people can offer and need themselves”

Timebanking has been used in a variety of ways for example giving lifts/escorting people to appointments, cooking, helping with IT, gardening, companionship and visits, learning a new instrument and much more. Each person decides what they can offer and everyone’s time is equal.

In addition to general exchanges, The Time bank has been able to support some health and social care related referrals that have had a huge impact on the people that have been helped and improved their lives and well-being.

If you would like to find out more about the Time Bank project and learn more about the types of offers and requests that are available, why not come along to the Time bank Coffee Morning. Alternatively for more information on timebanking or volunteering visit www.ngagethurrock.org.uk or contact Terri Bryant (Timebank Coordinator) on 01375 389893.

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