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Newsflash November 2013

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NEW Benefits to Timebanking UK Membership

We all know the importance of being part of a national timebanking movement like Timebanking UK. With the current standard membership, each time bank can

  • Use our timebanking software,
  • Have opportunities to network via events and social media,
  • Share best practice via our website,
  • Download essential documents from our membership section,
  • Attend regional training
  • Swap time with other time banks.

Now, we can add the following:

Sign up to the Timebanking Quality Mark

  • Show you are working to the national timebanking standards and safety procedures as set out by Timebanking UK
  • Its free of charge with your membership and all you have to do is agree to our working policy around safeguarding.

Request a form by emailing

Have a buddy/mentor

  • Need some help getting started?
  • Does your time bank need a boost?
  • Help writing policies or long term sustainability plan?

Request more information by emailing

Be a paid buddy/mentor

Would you like to help a time bank near you? We can now offer you paid opportunities to help other time banks for a day/half-day.

Click here to register your interest with some detail about what you feel most comfortable helping with or your area of expertise…….

Are you a large organisation or local authority? Don’t miss out!

With our on-site support, advice and resources, we can help you implement timebanking across your city or county involving your residents or service-users. Get things kick-started by taking out our LOCAL AREA MEMBERSHIP package. Email more information or to sign-up. Here is what you get for £3k over 12 months:

  • Licence to operate the Time-On-Line software including the National Exchange where you can swap time credits between time banks
  • Three days a year on-site advice and support in designing, implementing and improving systems and procedures for introducing timebanking into mainstream practice.

These days can be split or taken as half days.

  • Monitoring and evaluation toolkit assessing the impact of your time banking scheme
  • Guardianship of a ‘kite mark’ (approved provider status), for each timebanking initiative
  • Training places to equip frontline workers with the theory and practical skills needed for successful timebanking. You can choose from a range of topics such as:

– Safeguarding, DBS and risk – Time Bank Broker training – Organisational timebanking – Using the timebanking software – Start-up paperwork, policies and procedures – Interactive workshops

  • Options to work with you to create your strategy, development plan and toolkit for future use and expansion of timebanking into other areas of your organisational activities
  • Membership for up to 10 time banks in the specified area to include DBS checking,
  • Regular TBUK newsletters and invitations to national and regional events

NEW on-site training days and workshops (where WE come to YOU)


  • Getting started (2 hours)
  • Time Online (half day)
  • Working with specific groups of people (older, disabled, learning disabilities, mental health, young people, homeless etc) (2 hr workshops)
  • Working with voluntary, statutory or private sector organisations (particularly CVS’s)
  • Day to day operational issues and workshops on difficult scenarios.


  • Internal procedures, training plans, development plans, project management, policies, and statistics.

NEW TOPICS (3 hour workshops)

  • Working with prisons
  • Co-production – what is it and how to involve your time bank members
  • Skills mapping (individuals and organisations)
  • The boundaries clock – managing the relationship between the Broker and the members; ensuring the safety of the Broker.
  • Developing and networking satellite time banks


  • Bring and Fix © – a new way of engaging local people in timebanking
  • Monitoring and measuring the impact of your time bank
  • Creating a website for your time bank

COSTINGS: Charges will apply when delivering these training sessions on site UNLESS this is part of a Local Area Membership.

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