We are a national charity and our aim is to create an
environment where timebanking can flourish. We provide
inspiration, information and practical support for timebanking
to become a part of everyday life for everyone.
We see timebanking as the best way to restore a sense of good
neighbourliness, to rebuild our communities and to encourage
people to be active citizens and work together for a civil
society and for social justice.
At the heart of timebanking there is a set of values which
defines How Timebanking Works:
People are assets
The real wealth of any society is its people. Every individual
has valuable experience, skills and connections to contribute
to the wellbeing of others in their local community.
Activities such as bringing up children, caring for people,
keeping communities safe, fighting injustice and making
democracy work have to be recognised and rewarded as real
We need each other. Giving and receiving are the basic
building blocks of positive social relationships and healthy
Improving our communities
Belonging to a mutually supportive and secure social network
brings more meaning to our lives and new opportunities to
rebuild our trust in one another.
The voices of those we are helping must be respected,
amplified, responded to and acted upon.