Timeline Stories

2012-2013: Keeping older people independent

Older lady washing carrots at her kitchen sink.The Department of Health funded a two-year project working with Timebanking UK in 14 areas to enable older people to maintain independence in their own homes. The project involved 92 GPs, with 1,661 older people exchanging 28,000 hours.

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2007-2010: Involving veterans in their communities

A three-year project with the Royal British Legion used timebanking to support families of former and current military personnel to support them to become more involved in the community. TBUK met all the targets in this project, which involved 11 sites, and 2,198 people exchanging over 30,000 hours.

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2009-2010: Supporting excluded young people

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation awarded TBUK a two-year grant, targeted at young people who were excluded, or at risk of being excluded from school or college. TBUK worked with Simon Ghartey of Progress to establish the Eco-Stars Time Bank with young people from Brixton. Eco-Stars developed community gardens with youth and community groups and schools. Four youth time banks were created, with young people involved in their running and management from the outset. Nearly 1,000 young people benefited from the scheme, directly or indirectly, and learned new practical and social skills. 90% reported improved confidence and 63% reported improved attitude and attendance at school.

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