Timebanking UK and Made Open have launched a national IT platform called Communities Together to help communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of offers and requests between people – helping people who are self-isolating to access support and stay connected. We know the best response is a local response, so we’re putting a call out for Street Coordinators who can connect others by finding out who can help or who needs help, post offers and requests for them, and verifying new users of the site. Activities will be logged to support our safeguarding processes. Members of the platform can also apply to become Digital Champions, helping people to use this platform and stay connected.
We are pleased to invite you to our Time to Connect Gatherings in January 2020 following the 3 year project with NDTi, supported by the Big Lottery. It would be great if you could make it!
Over the last 2 and a half years, Time to Connect has explored how to enable people with learning disabilities and older people living in care settings, to be part of their communities. Working with providers, this ground-breaking project has supported people to connect, make friendships and contribute to the communities and neighbourhoods around them, improving their quality of life.
Timebanking UK, in partnership with NDTi a number of time banks and support provider organisations have developed staff skills, created changes and ultimately, helped more people be active and connected. The timebanking concept has provided a structure of time exchange encouraging involvement and enabling people to give as well as receive support.
It’s time to change. . .
. . . It’s Time to Connect