The Time Exchange is a community based time banking initiative and drop-in centre based in Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle. Local residents exchange time and skills with each other. Members voluntarily carry out work for each other and earn ‘time credits’ in return. These credits can be exchanged for other member services.
It’s About Time
What is the Time Exchange?
The Time Exchange is a time bank, which is a way for people to share skills with others in their community and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour of time you give providing a service for another participant, you receive one time credit.
What can you do with your time credits?
You can exchange your time credits when you need a service from someone else. You can save them to use in the future.
Who can receive time credits?
Anyone can participate.Young people can share know how in whatever interests them, the elderly and housebound can cook for events or make friendly phone calls. Age, ability, lack of finance or limited mobility are no bars to participating in the time bank.
The Time Bank
When you join the scheme we will open an account for you. Your hours will be recorded on a computer and we will send you a regular statement of the time you have given and received.
A few hours of your spare time when you want to, doing the things you enjoy.
The opportunity to get some help for yourself when you need it. You get the satisfaction from making the quality of life better for someone else.
An extra bonus for you
You can give twice by donating your time credits to someone else who needs them more than you do.
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