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Timebanking in Morecambe Bay
Tue 18 April 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
The Tara Centre warmly invites you to a public meeting to find out more about our new initiative, the Tara Time Exchange, a health and wellbeing Timebank for Morecambe Bay. The meeting will be on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 7-8.30pm.
WHAT IS TIMEBANKING?
Timebanking is a way of linking local people who can share their time and skills. Timebanks build a social network of people who give and receive support from each other, enabling people from different backgrounds, who may otherwise not meet, to come together and form connections and friendships. It is a highly effective community development tool, empowering individuals and groups to bring change, make choices and take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods.
Every one's time is valued equally, so one hour of time given earns one time credit and an exchange takes place without the need for money.
Timebanking builds on people's strengths and recognises that every one in a community has something to offer, including those often defined as disadvantaged or vulnerable.
Timebanking helps tackle isolation and loneliness, and provides new opportunities for both individuals, organisations and communities.
The Tara Time Exchange is a member of Timebanking UK, the umbrella organisation for the promotion and development of time banks. There are currently 295 Timebanks in the UK, with 32,000 individual and agency time bank members.
WHO THIS MEETING IS AIMED AT
- Members of the public
- Community and voluntary sector organisations involved in promoting health and wellbeing interested in joining the Time bank to share resources with each other
- Primary care Practice Managers, GPs, District Nurses, Nurse practitioners and others working within a primary care setting
- Better Care Together practitioners
- Representatives of any other statutory sector agencies concerned with health and wellbeing
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please email email@example.com if you're unable to attend the meeting but are interested in finding out more.
ABOUT THE TARA CENTRE
The Tara Centre is a not-for-profit healing sanctuary in the heart of Lancaster. We are a social enterprise (Community Enterprise Company) and are dedicated to promoting kindness within ourselves and our community. We are located in The Storey building in Lancaster. Our entrance is at the back of the building on Castle Park, directly opposite the Castle entrance. You will see a red heart in the window - that's us! To find out more about us please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/taracentrelancaster.