Monthly Archive for Apr 2016
How are you going to engage with the public andÂ make a difference to your services?
â€˘ How do community-centered approaches such as time banks
build on individual and community assets?
â€˘ How can they become an essential part of mainstream strategies
and local plans to improve health and wellbeing, reduce the strain
on statutory services and save money?
This is an event for CEOâ€™s,Â Directors andÂ Commissioners of LocalÂ Authorities, CCGâ€™s,Â Housing Providers andÂ Charities.
Speakers include healthÂ professionals, councils,Â housing providers andÂ GP practices thatÂ endorse timebankingÂ and are alreadyÂ engaged with this wayÂ of working.
A fantastic opportunityÂ to gain valuableÂ information on theÂ future of service deliveryÂ and enablingÂ communities.
For More information please click HERE
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Primary Care Today (PCT) article about timebanking stating “Time banks based in GP practices are bridging the gap between social prescribing and primary care services, and revolutionising healthcare”.
Focusing on time banks in GP practices, both CEO Sarah Bird and Trustee Claire Tomkinson are quoted in the article. It states that timebanking can help lower the number of GP visits by removing the kind of visits that do not require medical attention. This is done by promoting a self-care agenda and helping people see what can do for themselves. This can help decrease visits due to health conditions that have been brought on by loneliness and isolation.
â€śWhen people know theyâ€™ve got a support network around them, they feel like theyâ€™re more able to stay at home. Because thatâ€™s what itâ€™s all about: staying at home for as long as possible.â€ť Sarah Bird, CEO Timebanking UK.