Sutton Time Bank aims to engage and bring together the community, creating social and practical support networks that meet the needs of many, creating a happier and healthier community. Time Bank members are able to support each other and the community by exchanging skills, ideas or practical help.
Timebanking is a way to help others in your community and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour you give helping someone, you receive a time credit. You can spend your time credits when you need help from someone else. You could also choose to give them to another member who needs help, save them for a later date or exchange them for a Time Credit voucher that can be used for days out and activities. Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, no matter what we choose to exchange. Examples of exchanges are friendly phone calls, teaching computer skills, gardening, shopping, etc.
Sutton Time Bank was launched in March 2020 and initially our members focused on providing COVID-19 support for residents in Sutton. Over 72 households were supported by our 50 members. Outside our COVID-19 support Time Bank members have volunteered their time with exchanges such as gardening, pruning trees, baking, sewing, planting blubs and friendly phone calls.
As well as taking part in exchanges Time Banking is a great way to meet new people and connect with residents in the village. We are currently holding social events virtually and have even enjoyed a zoom Cheese and Wine evening. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to find out about any upcoming events.
Whether you have spare time or skills that you would like to use to help others, or simply want to connect with likeminded people in Sutton, this may be the group for you. There is no commitment when you join. Membership is open to individuals and local organisations.
If you would like to become a Time Bank member please complete a Membership Form or register your interest via Timebanking UKs website
For more information contact the Time Bank’s coordinator Lucy Amos-John at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07731017916
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Timebank Coffee Morning
Virtual Cheese and Wine Evening