There once was a community centre with an evening class led by a woman who would be on her own to arrive, unlock and set up and the same for when she closed the centre. In the winter when it got cold and dark, she didn’t feel comfortable doing it on her own. A volunteer […]
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Video About timebanking by Transition Times (4’51) The new wealth of time: how timebanking helps people build better public services This 2008 new economics foundation (nef) report introduces a useful typology of time-banking and develops the case for time-banking as part of the new paradigm for public services. It includes a case study section on […]
Justin Davis Smith, Executive Director of Volunteering and Development at NCVO, writes about timebanking the Spice way in this blog post. Original post on the NCVO blog.
A highlight of the recent (and excellent) 2014 Community Currencies conference hosted by Spice was the number of presentations by citizens. One of those presentations was by Derek Hermann – an inspirational young man whose story demonstrates both the limitations of a purely medical model of health, and the powerful connection between wellbeing and the […]
This is the Spice evaluation of the impact of co-production across a range of time-credit initiatives in England and Wales: over 1300 people participated during a two-year period. Given that time credits are referenced in the Social Services & Wellbeing Act and in Prudent Healthcare as a key approach to co-produced and citizen-led services, this […]
Cheryl Hughes and the Ely time credits Cheryl is in her mid-40s and is from Ely, a large housing estate on the outskirts of Cardiff. She comes from a large family and has 3 children, the youngest of whom are now teenagers. She has never worked as her priority was to give her children a […]