Skip to Content

Home » » Training Programmes

Training Programmes

Timebanking UK has over fifteen 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 300 time banks. We bring access to the learning from these sites, many of which are co-production pioneers. Likewise, with over 25,000 users of our time banks we have access to the insight and understanding of service users who have been enlisted as partners in co-produced delivery.

1. Introduction Days

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.

Information days – Open to all

London: 14/4/14

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 14th April 2014. 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: £50 per place (£25 for voluntary led and small community groups).

To book: please email nicki@timebanks.co.uk for an invoice and bank payment details. Alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‘Time Banks UK’ to Timebanking UK, The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1DF. Places will not be secured until payment has been made.

Session Content: 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?
  • · An overview of our timebanking software

There will be plenty of time for questions throughout. Places are limited, so please let us know soonest if you wish to attend.

2. Time bank Broker training
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 training

Barnet: 24th & 25th Feb 2014

24th Feb 2014 : 10.30am – 3.30pm
25th Feb 2014 : 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where: Conference Room 1, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ

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 the following issues:

  • Knowing the basics about timebanking, its benefits and limitations
  • Coproducing your time bank
  • Safeguarding, policies and procedures
  • Insuring your time bank
  • The joining process
  • Methods for handling skills exchanges
  • Timebanking software
  • Organisational timebanking
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Best practice examples
  • Ways to engage and involve members

Places are limited, so please let us know soonest if you wish to attend.

Please note:
Attendance to the Broker training is free for up to 2 people per time bank as long as membership is paid up to date.

To secure each booking a £100 REFUNDABLE deposit is required – please make cheques payable to Time Banks UK and send to:

Timebanking UK
The Exchange
Brick Row
Stroud
GLOS
GL5 1DF

Cheques will be returned on the day of the training unless

  • the person booked does not attend.
  • the place is cancelled less than 4 working days prior to the event.


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.

Training Days

Timebanking UK offer training days, inspirational and informative talks, on-site support and interactive workshops on a range of topics.
These are FREE OF CHARGE for those who have purchased a Local Area Membership with Timebanking UK.
They are on offer at a discounted rate for existing members, but can also be purchased by any organisation that is interested in exploring and developing their timebanking concept.

Please Note: The following days are delivered by request.

GENERAL TIMEBANKING

  • Getting started (2 hours)
  • Time Online (half day)
  • Running a time bank (1-2 days) to include safeguarding, joining procedures, risk, insurance, DBS checking
  • Working with specific groups of people (older, disabled, learning disabilities, mental health, young people, homeless etc)
  • Working with voluntary, statutory or private sector organisations (particularly CVS’s)
  • Day to day operational issues and workshops on difficult scenarios.
  • Organisational timebanking
  • Setting up your network and using the software

HALF DAY OF DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT

Internal procedures, training plans, development plans, project management, policies, and statistics.
NEW TOPICS (3 hour workshops)

  • TBUK Quality Mark – helping you to achieve our national standards for quality and safeguarding
  • Co-production – the essential ingredient for long term, successful and sustainable time banks and timebanking networks
  • 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
  • Working with prisons

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

  • 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.
If not, individual time banks that have standard membership will receive a discounted rate.
Costs begin at £400 to £800 for a full day workshop.

If you are interested in booking one of these new training programmes, or would like more information, then please click here to register interest with us.

Prototyping

Hear about the 'Shares' social marketplace. More info soon!

Get involved

See how you can join in with the timebanking movement

Publications

View and download our latest thinking

Blog

Hear about what we are up to at the moment

Training

Find out if timebanking is right for you by attending one of our training days