Author: Timebanking UK
Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit
Categories: Communities and social prescribing
Publishing body: Voluntary, community and social enterprise
Timebanking UK has created this toolkit in partnership with time banks and Timebanking UK Associates as a step-by-step guide for using time banks as a tool in partnership with local hospitals.
Timebanking for Health (T4H) is a programme encouraging time banks to work closely with local hospitals to help older people be discharged when they need to, and to help them live independently. Support includes lifts to appointments, companionship, help with housework and shopping, errands, playing games and cooking.
Timebanking enables people to give/receive ad-hoc support. For every hour’s help a time bank member gives, they earn a credit to ‘spend’ at their time bank.