Member Spotlight – Timebanking UK – August 2023
Kasia Westwood, Contract Performance Manager at 3SC interviewed Sarah Bird, CEO at Timebanking UK
In timebanking, people connect bysharing their time and skills with others. One of the founding principles of timebanking is that everyone has something to give – even if they don’t yet know what it is. Timebanking values everyone’s time and skill equally. You can earn a timebanking hour by helping someone fix something, by training them in a skill, by general mentoring, or by being a ‘buddy’ to motivate someone to take part in fitness activities or arts and crafts. For every hour a time bank member spends helping someone, they earn a timebanking hour.
Timebanking UK is the national charity supporting the development of timebanking across the country with resources, training and support available. They are the national voice of timebanking, lobbying government and commissioners to change the way of thinking and to invest in people who might otherwise become ‘hard to reach’ or those who become dependent
Kasia Westwood, Contract Performance Manager, 3SC