Former librarian Anna is a member of Fair Shares Stroud, the town’s time bank. She had been worried that, once she’d retired, she’d miss the bustle and interest of her job and the people she worked with and helped at the library. And, though as a talented artist and gardener with many friends, she knew she wouldn’t be short of things to do, she wanted to do something for her community.
Paul Wilson used to run his own business before the breakdown of his marriage precipitated a descent into alcoholism and homelessness. He’s now a trustee of Broadway, the homelessness charity that helped him turn his life around through timebanking. Here’s his story.
Time credits can be transferred between time bank members and their family and friends. Here’s how a member of Nottingham time bank used her credits to support her son’s dream of going to university.