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It’s About Time | Sarah Bird

Timebanking UK CEO Sarah Bird was asked to do a TEDx Talk.

Published on 18 May 2017
Sarah Bird is the CEO of Timebanking UK (TBUK) and has over 12 years of experience within the timebanking field. She originally set up and ran a time bank, before becoming a consultant and project manager within TBUK. Sarah continues to develop partnerships and networks across the country with the vision of co-produced timebanking being available in every town and city in the UK.

Timebanking can transform healthcare, creating mutual support networks in communities by encouraging people to help one another using time – not money – as a currency. Timebanking reduces isolation and improves confidence. Sarah talks about some of the challenges involved in creating and supporting a network, including safeguarding procedures and software.

She firmly believes that timebanking brings a wealth of benefits to individuals and neighbourhoods. Sarah delivers talks, presentations and training days alongside the indispensable team of core staff, associate trainers and consultants who are part of Timebanking UK.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. Learn more at


Timebanking Cambridgeshire: An Introduction to Timebanking

A simple explanation of how timebanking works.


Give2Gain: What Our Members Say

This video talks to members of Stockport’s Give2Gain time bank at one of their Connect Friday events. Give2Gain members include students from the Seashell Trust college for children and adults with complex learning disabilities.

Salford members on why they love timebanking

Members Michelle, Glynn, Darren, Frank, Scott and George outline the benefits of joining the scheme in Pendleton, Salford, which is run by Unlimited Potential and funded by Newground Together and NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group.

York Time Bank: Reducing Social Isolation and Increasing Community Cohesion

How York members make timebanking work for them â€“ and for others â€“ for the good of their community. 


Sharing time in Cambridgeshire

From sewing to gardening to music lessons, this time bank makes the most of everyone’s skills.


Time and Talents

Timebanking UK are working in partnership with hOurworld on software to enhance the timebanking model. TBUK are now the sole UK distributors of the Time and Talents software, which is continually being improved.


The Collaborative Health Network and Community Currency

The Collaborative Health Network and Community Currency from NRHI on Vimeo.


Timebanking in Essex

A video about timebanking in Essex, provided by CCVS.


Youth Timebanking in Cornwall

Timebanking for young people in the south west corner of the UK.

Timebanking from Made Open on Vimeo.


* We Are Stockport * GIVE 2 GAIN Time Banking

A video about the Give2Gain Timebank,  produced by Viaduct Videos for the website We Are Stockport


How timebanking can help rebuild community spirit | Valerie Miller

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Change comes only from those who act… Published on 17 Dec 2014


An introduction to the timebank in Southwark – HOurBank, because it’s Ours!


Paxton Green Time Bank

Explaining what timebanking is.

Rushey Green Time Bank


Timebanking Cambridgeshire

A look at the activities that have taken place within the Cambridgeshire Timebanks.


Time Banking and Health

A short film with Rushey Green 3mns into the film.


Timebank launch in Dumfries and Galloway

The concept of Timebanking has recently been launched in Dumfries and Galloway with groups have opened up across the region including Annandale and Eskdale. Annandale TV went along to the launch event last month to hear more about the concept:


Caritas Anchor House: Praise for Volunteers

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett praises the residents of Caritas Anchor House who are participating in the organisation’s volunteering scheme. Introduced by NUSHO, Caritas Anchor House runs a Time Bank. Through this scheme, residents earn credits for their time spent volunteering, which can then be used as social currency to access other sources of help and support. This gives them incentives to spend their time in meaningful ways, helping to boost confidence and self-esteem and ultimately increasing their job prospects. Over the past year, some residents have volunteered in excess of 1000 hours, both inside and outside of the organisation, and Keith reflects that this is likely a major contributing factor to the high number of residents gaining employment. He also adds that the volunteering work residents have been doing with rough sleepers throughout the borough is having a very positive effect. Seeing Caritas Anchor House residents and hearing their stories means that when the organisation is able to accept rough sleepers into accommodation, they come in with a very positive attitude and are eager to get help.

 Angel & Vilma

The video of Angel & Vilma was filmed at St Luke’s Salon in January 2014. He was a Broadway time banker learning from a professional hairdresser.The video of Paul was filmed at Broadways HQ for the launch event.



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