Timebanking UK has over ten years of experience of working with time banks, from inception through to evaluation. During this period, our understanding of timebanking as a key mechanism for organising the co-production of public services has grown thanks to the great diversity in our members of over 250 timebanks. We bring access to the learning from these sites, many of which are co-production pioneers. Likewise, with over 20,000 users of our timebanks we have access to the insight and understanding of service users who have been enlisted as partners in co-produced delivery.1. Co-production and timebanking in action
2X 0.5 days
This short workshop includes a half-day module introducing participants to the philosophy of co-production, what that means in terms of organisational change, and how practitioners can learn from best practice to embed the principles of co-production in their organisational settings. The first of two half-day modules is classroom based, with presentations, group work and a panel discussion from experts at different stages of the co-production journey.
The second half-day module is a study visit to a co-production site. Participants will witness how expert practitioners and service users have used timebanks as engines to drive co-production, and will listen to the challenges experienced en route.
This half day workshop introduces participants to co-production in an organisational setting. Delegates will hear from expert witnesses who have embedded co-production approaches within the mainstream delivery of their organisation. In particular, the challenges to traditional professional roles and mindsets will be explored.
Co-production represents a significant culture change for professional and service users. Timebanking UK can bring together both professionals and service users to provide peer-mentoring and support through action learning approaches. Participants (professionals or service users) bring to the session their own problems and anxieties and are supported by others who have worked through similar challenges to reflect on the learning.
1 day, Edgar Cahn
Drawing on the direct experience of Edgar Cahn, this one day masterclass introduces participants to co-production as a set of values, a framework for examining the market economy and its relationship to the core economy of community and family, and as a tool for understanding and leading widescale system change. Participants will be introduced to learning from co-production projects from the UK and the USA, and learn how to apply a range of tools and techniques to further embed coproduction approaches.
Information days – Open to allIntroduction to Timebanking, London: 20/05/2013
Introduction to Timebanking – 3 hr session 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.
When: Monday 20th May 2013. From 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Where: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Regents Wharf, 8 All Sainds Street, London, N1 9RL
(5-10 min walk from Kings Cross rail and tube stations)
Cost: Free of charge This session will include 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?
- · overview of the timebanking software Time Online
There will be plenty of time for questions throughout. Places are limited, so please let us know soonest if you wish to attend.
Time bank training
Available to Timebanking UK members only are a series of training days designed to help new time bank brokers learn the skills necessary to manage timebanking projects.
Coming up, we have:
2 day Broker trainingHuddersfield: 23/4/13 - 24/4/13
11.00am to 4.00pm, 23rd April 2013 and 10.30am to 3.30pm, 24th April 2013
Huddersfield Mission Centre, 3-13 Lord St Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1QA
When: 11.00am on Tuesday 23rd to 3.30pm on Wednesday 24th April 2013
Cost: Free of charge for up to 2 people per time bank that are members of TBUK
Content: This 2 day course will give those of you setting up your own time banks the knowledge needed to help get your time bank up and running efficiently. It will arm you with the details needed to cover issues ranging from insuring your time bank to methods for handling skills exchanges.
Places are limited, so please let us know soonest if you wish to attend.
If you are interested in attending one of our training programmes, or would like more information, then please click here to register interest with us.