We were glad to see Camden Shares launch its fantastic new website last week. The new site lays out much more clearly what Camden Shares is all about – making stuff happen for people in Camden!
The site works in the same way as the Timeber Wharf Time Bank website (below), which was supported in development by Timebanking UK. It is build on open source software, and allows the broker to quickly and easily post wants and offers. Because it is all built on open source software, the ‘theme’ is fully customisable, and in time, as our timebanking software progresses, it will link up fully with the ability to actually manage exchanges there and then on the site. We think this could be a really important step in broadening timebanking, and bringing it to a wider audience.
If you are thinking of developing a new website for your timebank, why not get in touch and we can help you think through the options and what specifications will work most effectively with our software. We can even give you a wordpress template with basic functions – such as posting news, wants, offers and completed exchanges.
We are sure that technology is going to play a big part in the future of timebanking. It isn’t everything, but it is going to enable people to access timebanking exchanges more easily than is sometimes currently the case.
Timebanking UK are pleased to launch ‘People Can,’ our new publication. ‘People Can’ is a guide for those that want to know more about timebanking, how it relates to co-production, and why timebanking can be an important mechanism for transforming public services.
In it you will also find detail on the future direction for Timebanking UK, including how we plan to build regional ‘Shares’ economies where public services, private sector organisations and communities can work together to restore the core economy.
As ever, we would love to hear what you think so please leave feedback and comments below.