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Timebanking UK Summit

Posted by on Friday, April 29th, 2016 | Comments Off

How are you going to engage with the public and make a difference to your services?

• How do community-centered approaches such as time banks
build on individual and community assets?
• How can they become an essential part of mainstream strategies
and local plans to improve health and wellbeing, reduce the strain
on statutory services and save money?

This is an event for CEO’s, Directors and Commissioners of Local Authorities, CCG’s, Housing Providers and Charities.

Speakers include health professionals, councils, housing providers and GP practices that endorse timebanking and are already engaged with this way of working.

A fantastic opportunity to gain valuable information on the future of service delivery and enabling communities.

For More information please click HERE

to book a ticket please click HERE

PCT Article on Timebanking

Posted by on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 | Comments Off

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Primary Care Today (PCT) article about timebanking stating “Time banks based in GP practices are bridging the gap between social prescribing and primary care services, and revolutionising healthcare”.

Focusing on time banks in GP practices, both CEO Sarah Bird and Trustee Claire Tomkinson are quoted in the article. It states that timebanking can help lower the number of GP visits by removing the kind of visits that do not require medical attention. This is done by promoting a self-care agenda and helping people see what can do for themselves. This can help decrease visits due to health conditions that have been brought on by loneliness and isolation.

“When people know they’ve got a support network around them, they feel like they’re more able to stay at home. Because that’s what it’s all about: staying at home for as long as possible.” Sarah Bird, CEO Timebanking UK.

Read the full article here

To hear more about this and other timebanking topics, come to our Timebanking Summit on the 6th July. An exclusive event for CEO’s, Directors and Commissioners of Local Authorities, CCG’s, Housing Providers and Charities. Find out more and book your place here.

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