Timebanking UK would like to announce the following time banks that have been¬†awarded our Quality Mark in recognition of best practice for:
- Implementation and operational use of our recommended safeguarding procedures
- Actively using all 3 models of timebanking
- Having taken part in training and development activities for members and brokers
- Good governance practices
- Using coproduction to meaningfully involve members in the running and¬†development of the time bank
- Having a long term sustainability plan
- Good monitoring and evaluation practices
- Having a comprehensive set of policies and procedures
Opportunity Knocks Time Bank, Plymouth¬†
Working to involve and support carers and those with disabilities
St Neots Time Bank, Cambridgeshire¬†
A community time bank aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of local people
Our Time, Liverpool
A time bank and registered charity working with adults who have mental health issues.
TBUK CEO, Sarah Bird and Trustees said:
‚ÄúThese are excellent examples of time banks with healthy active memberships of¬†individuals and organisations, involving members in the running of the time bank and¬†using all 3 models of timebanking.‚ÄĚ
Quality Mark application forms are now available to download from the members area of the website.
- Introduction to Timebanking (3 hr session) Charge is ¬£50 per place or ¬£25 for volunteer led¬†and small community groups (refreshments included). Free places may be available at the¬†discretion of TBUK.
- 2 Day Broker training will remain FREE with TBUK membership but there will now be ¬£100¬†per place refundable deposit (cheques to be posted to TBUK and returned on the day, or¬†kept for no-shows and those who cancel their place with less than 4 working days notice).
- DBS checks will now be capped at 7 per year for time banks paying ¬£120 membership, 10¬†DBS checks for those paying ¬£240 per annum. Local Area memberships will be negotiable.¬†Further checks may be requested but will be subject to an administration fee as of 1st February, 2014. (Plus the standard DBS of ¬£26 or enhanced ¬£44 for paid workers).
- TBUK Working Declaration must be completed and signed at the time of joining TBUK, or¬†returned within 1 month in order to benefit from use of software, DBS checking and free¬†training places. This way we can check to ensure the organisation/time bank is operating as¬†a time bank in accordance to our guidelines and those of UK insurance companies.
- Quality Mark is optional and can be obtained at any time during a time bank‚Äôs membership
This session is essentially about the key messages on timebanking and what¬†things you need to consider before starting up your own time bank within¬†your community or organisation. There will be an opportunity to view our¬†timebanking specific software too.Session Content:
This session will include tea/coffee, handouts and essential timebanking information on:
- What is timebanking?
- How does it work?
- Who can benefit and how?
- What do you need to consider when thinking about setting up a time bank or incorporating timebanking within an organisation?
- How does organisational timebanking work?
- An overview of the NEW timebanking software.
There will be plenty of time for questions throughout. Places are limited,When:
Monday 27th January 2014.¬†From 2.00pm to 5.00pm.Where:
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO),
Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints Street,
London, N1 9RL
(5-10 min walk from Kings Cross rail and tube stations)
¬£50 per place (¬£25 for voluntary and community groups).
To book, please email¬†firstname.lastname@example.org for an invoice and bank payment details.
Alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‚ÄėTime Banks UK‚Äô to Timebanking UK, The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1DF.
Places will not be secured until payment has been made.