Introduction to Timebanking - sharing the resources in our communities
Surrey County Council is working in partnership Timebanking UK to develop a network of local time banks across Surrey. They will be working with partners and communities to develop a network of local time banks across Surrey.
Within our communities we have a wealth of skills, interests and experience that we can share with each other. Sharing these things can help to make our communities even better places to live and Timebanking is a really simple way to make that sharing easy.
Timebanking is all about giving and receiving. It works by people offering to share a skill, interest, experience or some practical support with other time bank members. In return they can receive something they want from the time bank.
Tony is 17 and offers to teach older people at the local community centre how to use WiiFit to keep them mobile and active. For every hour Tony puts in he earns one time credit which he spends on learning new cooking skills from Jan, another time bank member. Everyone’s time is equal. For more information about timebanking please read the attached flyer and visit www.timebanking.org.
SCC will be holding local information sessions around the County as an opportunity for people to find out more about timebanking and how it could benefit their community. Participants will also find out what support is available to help people, groups, organisations and businesses create a time bank in their area.
Epsom & Ewell - Tuesday 21 April, 10am - 12pm, Focus Youth Centre, 9 Depot Road, Epsom, KT17 4RJ
Mole Valley - Tuesday 21 April, 3.30 - 5.30pm, Fairfield Centre, 34 Swan Court, Leret Way Leatherhead, KT22 8AH
Spelthorne - (Rescheduled) Monday 27 April, 9.45 - 11.45am, Staines Library, Friends Walk, Staines, TW18 4PG
Runnymede - Monday 27 April, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Egham Leisure Centre, Vicarage Road, Egham, TW20 8NL