Monthly Archive for Sep 2019
We are so excited to let you know that we are through to the last 15 organisations shortlisted to receive Â£50,000 from the Movement for Good Fund with Ecclesiastical! Only 10 Organisations will win.
Your nomination really counts. Â£50,000 could make a real difference to the work we do.
Please act NOW by clicking https://bit.ly/2jV6FQ9 and âShow your Supportâ
Nominations close on the 13th September â the winners will be announced on the 28th September.
âWe believe that every single person in society is of value (no matter what age, ability or background) which is why we know that time banks are changing peopleâs self perceptions, turning them into givers rather than receivers of services. Building self esteem, friendships and confidence is the way to reduce the growing loneliness epidemic in this country. Timebanking UK are the national voice and with the support of our member time banks we can influence policy makers to recognise and support this essential model where thousands of people are helping others in communities, creating mutual support networks and reducing the strain on local services.â
How we will spend the Â£50k
The funds will be used to create a timebanking model for GPs to use based on the success of Paxton Green Time Bank (PGTB) in Lambeth, London set up in 2008 within a doctors surgery which is now a thriving network of time banks across 2 London boroughs. PGTB will be our partners helping us to structure a package that GPs can use to connect local people in communities building networks of mutual support using time as the currency.
PGTB has a focus on people living with depression and have proven that older people who are isolated and lonely felt that timebanking has made a huge difference:
– 76% of people agreed that timebanking lifted their mood
– 67% said it had helped reduce their loneliness
– 71% of those previously reporting depression felt it had improved depression
– 83% agreed it had helped them make new friends.
There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK and the NHS 10 year plan urges GPs to use social prescribing as a way to address the social care crisis. We will use our network of 268 time banks across the UK to showcase this unique model for GPs and hold events, meetings and roadshows to roll it out.
This will reach many hundreds and thousands of people who will all be able to realise their value and worth, reducing the strain on health services, creating stronger and more connected communities.
Timebanking UK will encourage local people to help one another, providing recognition by giving back hours so that they can ask for help themselves. We will show that everyone can contribute, no matter their circumstances, age or skills, recognising that everyone in society is of value.
Thanks for your support at https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/50k-shortlist/timebanking-uk/
The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.
Thank you! ğ