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“Give and Take” by David Boyle and Sarah Bird

Posted by on Monday, November 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

Now available on Amazon!

Give and Take – how timebanking is transforming healthcare by David Boyle and Sarah Bird. Launched November 2014 by Timebanking UK.

GIVE AND TAKE TELLS THE THOUGHT-PROVOKING STORY OF HOW ONE BIG IDEA COULD TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE BY UNLEASHING OUR GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE – OURSELVES.

In Give and Take, David Boyle and Sarah Bird share the positive findings of a two-year research project to test out time banks in the NHS. With clarity and insight, they show how some of the UK’s 289 time banks and 35,000 members are using their time and their skills for the health and social benefit of each other.

With a bold vision to see a time bank attached to every UK GP’s surgery, the authors make a persuasive and powerful case that it is patients themselves who have the power to transform our stressed and financially squeezed NHS – and patients themselves who will provide the answer to some of healthcare’s most pressing problems.

Order your copy here.

Regional meetings

Posted by on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

Upcoming regional meetings. Please book to attend  kaaren@timebanks.org Scotland Network and Regional Meetings


Galloway and Dumfries Timebank Network Meeting

December 1st 2-4.30pm

16 Queensberry Street

Dumfries


Perthshire Network Meeting

2nd December 2pm-4pm

Voluntary Action Perthshire

The Gateway, North Methven Street

Perth

PH1 5PP


Edinburgh Timebank Network Meeting

Wednesday 3rd December 10.00am to 12 midday

Volunteer Centre

Edinburgh

Booking contact:  Marion.Findlay@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk


South Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Meetin

Hosted by Leeds Community Timebank

4th December 10-1pm

Enterprise foundation

Stockdale house

8 Victoria Road

Leeds

LS6 1PF


North West Meeting

Hosted by Ladybarn Community Time Bank

Tuesday 9th December at 12:30pm -3.30pm

Southway Housing Trust

Aspen House

825 Wilmslow Road

Didsbury

Manchester

M20 2SN


 

Timebanking UK is keen to help sustain timebanks by helping to organise regional network meetings across the UK. See below for more information why you might want to join a regional network!

Meeting up as a network is proven to help sustain timebanking. It’s an opportunity to meet other brokers, share ideas & best practice, attend workshops & training, discuss issues and realise you are not alone! Check out the regional meetings folder in TBUK MEMBERS AREA for dates of meeting for notes from regional meetings, presentations and workshops.

See quotes from recent regional meetings:


South West

“I thought the regional meeting went really well – the Plymouth group were quite inspired and they wanted more meetings like that in the future”

“A good day agreed”


North West

“That was a really good meeting, one of the best I’ve been to!”


South East

“I really enjoyed meeting other timebank workers – you get a different perspective on your work when you see others who are doing it. “

“It is good to see how others are using Timebanking as a means to support community development, and I felt our timebanks had a lot in common in this respect”


East

“I thought that was a good meeting a good turn out and the cup cakes were amazing!


West Midlands

“We really need this it’s been a long time since we did anything like this.”


London –“I am always keen to meet other timebanking folk although I obviously see Timebank members everyday it can feel lonely on my own”

 

If you would like more information Contact TBUK Regional Networks Project Manager; Kaaren Morrris at kaaren@timebanking.org.

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