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Our Time timebanking project

 Richmond Fellowship

 Our Time

 Who we are:

 We are a Timebanking project which aims to tackle the social isolation faced by adults in the Liverpool area who suffer from mental health issues.  The project takes a new approach by supporting individuals to engage with their local community, access services and rebuild their confidence.We create opportunities for people with mental health problems to exchange their skills and time and thereby improve their mental health and wellbeing through connecting, giving, learning, taking notice or being active therebyincorporating the 5 ways to Wellbeing.

 What we offer:

  Timebanking promotes social inclusion and empowers individuals by making the members feel valued as they are able to share their skills with others and learn new skills themselves.  Timebanking also has a beneficial effect on both mental and physical health.

 

  • We have monthly coffee socials where people can meet and some ‘trading’ of skills can be arranged.

  • Community Links Advisors maintain regular contact with members

  • Members are actively encouraged to deposit and withdraw time

  • Members are coached into re-discovering skills they may not have had the chance to practice regularly

 How it works:

 TimeBanking is an exchange and sharing of skills and the only currency is time.  The Timebank is made up of members who receive 1 credit for every hour they give to the bank.  The members earn their credits providing services to members and spend their credits buying services from other members.

 For example;

 Chris fixes Tom’s bike

 Tom paints a door for Peter

 Peter walks Amy’s dog

 Amy does some shopping for Chris

  

People can self refer or can be referred by a care provider

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cath Lee
Contact Position
Service Manager
Telephone
E-mail
cath.lee@richmondfellowship.org.uk
Website
www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/
Notes

we also have a facebook page

Where to go

Name
We are totally community based
Address
Liverpool
Merseyside
Notes

Our Time is completely community based. Anyone in the Liverpool postcode who has or is suffering with any mental health issues; stress; anxiety; worried well, can access the Our Time timebank The community links advisors will come to you and meet at a place you choose; either at home or a cafe; library etc.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
staff can be contacted Mon-Fri 9-5
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening
Morning
Session Information
the trades are carried out on times and days specified by the member and this also covers weekends if necessary

Other Details

Costs

Please contact provider for cost details.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

2 references are required

people can be referred or can self refer

Other notes

For adults in the Liverpool area who suffer from Mental Health issues ranging from stress and anxiety disorders to severe and enduring.