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About timebanking

Timebanking is a way for people to come together and help each other. Participants ‘deposit’ their time by giving practical help and support to others, and they are able to ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done themselves.

People can help each other out in many ways – giving someone a lift to the shops, making phone calls, sewing, DIY, using a computer, or helping with the gardening.

In a time bank, everyone becomes both a giver and a receiver.

Everyone’s time is worth the same: one hour = one time credit

Participants can spend their time credits on the skills and support of other participants whenever they need a helping hand.

By encouraging each of us to share our skills (and to ask for help when we need it), timebanking makes it possible for us to:

  • feel committed to the place where we live
  • look out for our neighbours
  • meet and appreciate different people
  • help each other to get well and stay healthy
  • make life safer and more secure for everyone
  • deal with emergencies and get extra help
  • have happier lives and rewarding relationships
  • be more hospitable and less fearful of strangers
  • feel good about ourselves and our community

Timebanking in Newsome

Newsome Ward Timebanking is for everyone – people of all ages, together with community groups and other organisations, are all welcome to get involved and make a difference. Please contact us if you’d like to find out more.

Timebanking in Huddersfield

Newsome Ward Timebanking is Huddersfield’s first timebanking project. It was started by people in Newsome with the support of United Response, as a means of giving everybody the opportunity to participate in their community. If you are interested in finding out how you can help and benefit from the timebanking in Huddersfield, please contact us. We are interested in talking to anyone who would like to support timebanking in Huddersfield and beyond.

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