What is Timebanking?

Timebanking encourages people to help each other within their community. People offer services to Timebank members and can choose services they’d like in return. For example, a Timebank member could help someone with their garden and in return could gain help with a DIY project from another Timebank member.

How does it work?

For every hour people ‘deposit’ in a Timebank, they are able to ‘withdraw’ the equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. Each person decides what they can offer and everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of ‘my’ time is equal to one hour of ‘your’ time, irrespective of whatever you choose to exchange.
Because Timebanks are just systems of exchange, they can be used in an endless variety of settings, so the more people who contribute to a Timebank, the more activities can be offered.
They can cover a variety of activities such as:

Companionship and visits
Giving lifts / escorting people to appointments
Decorating and simple DIY home repairs
Cooking skills
Teaching languages
Helping with IT
Running errands

Want to get involved?

If you would like to find out more about Timebanking, you can watch a very helpful video. Alternatively, if you wish to talk to our Timebank Coordinator contact Lourdette Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs between 9am – 2pm on 01375 389853.

Want to become a Timebank member, apply here