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Newsflash March 2014

Posted by on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

March 2014

Partnership with hOurworld, USA Time & Talents timebanking software (TnT) is available in the UK and Timebanking UK will now be offering it to all of our member time banks and taking on the sole responsibility for rolling it out across the country under a new and exciting agreement with hOurworld Cooperative (www.hOurworld.org), who created this state of the art software . TnT is a powerful tool for both brokers and members.  It is easy to use and members can post offers and requests, manage their own pages and leave feedback.  There is a reporting feature for easy data collection and most importantly, it will ease administrative duties for  brokers, allowing more time for relationship building and networking. Timebanking UK are mindful of safeguarding issues and have ensured that this software is flexible and can be customised so that Time Brokers can oversee exchanges if preferred. For more information about this partnership click here. Click here to view some screenshots of Time and Talents. If you would like to start using Time and Talents contact ian@timebanks.co.uk for more information and links on demo pages, what support TBUK can offer and how you can get started.  We will be using a phased-in approach and will give you an estimated time of activation depending upon the response received across the country. Big Local is working with Timebanking UK

Local Trust and Timebanking UK are exploring ways of supporting Big Local areas interested in the approach of Timebanking to connect to Timebanks locally.  If you know of a Big Local project near you, get in contact with us as we could help introduce timebanking to them and explore ways of working together.

Email sarahb@timebanks.co.uk if you have a Big Local in your area and would like to explore working together.

Town Teams and Timebanking UK have teamed up! The Association of Town & City Management (ATCM) and Timebanking UK are teaming up to help bring communities together in town centres across England and make great local places. As part of ATCM’s support for Town Teams, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Timebanking UK will help develop up to five brand new timebank locations in England. Timebanking is a fantastic way for local people to connect with each other and support their community by swapping skills and services in exchange for others.

Chris Hurst, ATCM Town Team Programme Manager, said “we are delighted to be working with Timebanking UK to provide another new way of supporting town centres in England. This is a great opportunity for Town Teams to get expert help in developing their own local timebank and using local skills and enthusiasm to help make their local area a great place to live, work and relax.”

Sarah Bird, CEO of Timebanking UK is thrilled to be working with Town Teams across England and hopes that by sharing best practice and the timebanking concept, each area will be able to mobilise, reward and inspire local people to get involved. Publicising your newsletters on our website Please send us copies of your newsletter for all to see and read to promote the diversity of time banks across the country.  Email them to ian@timebanks.co.uk and we will upload them directly onto our website! Introduction to Timebanking: Monday 14th April 2-5pm, London. Click here to view details. To book email nicki@timebanks.co.uk

Praise for Nusho

Posted by on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Caritas Anchor House: Praise for Volunteers

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett praises the residents of Caritas Anchor House who are participating in the organisation’s volunteering scheme. Introduced by NUSHO, Caritas Anchor House runs a Time Bank. Through this scheme, residents earn credits for their time spent volunteering, which can then be used as social currency to access other sources of help and support. This gives them incentives to spend their time in meaningful ways, helping to boost confidence and self-esteem and ultimately increasing their job prospects. Over the past year, some residents have volunteered in excess of 1000 hours, both inside and outside of the organisation, and Keith reflects that this is likely a major contributing factor to the high number of residents gaining employment. He also adds that the volunteering work residents have been doing with rough sleepers throughout the borough is having a very positive effect. Seeing Caritas Anchor House residents and hearing their stories means that when the organisation is able to accept rough sleepers into accommodation, they come in with a very positive attitude and are eager to get help.

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