||Not so long ago we all knew our
neighbours and knew which of them
would do us a favour if we asked
them for one - and our neighbours
knew if we would be happy to do
them a favour in return.
Life has changed and our friends and
family do not always live nearby and it
is not so easy to ask neighbours for help
these days, particularly if we do not know
if we can ever pay them back.
Time banking is a rewarding and enjoyable
way to bring people together once
again to share their skills. Just like in a
babysitting circle, people get the help they
need and help each other out by taking
turns to be responsible for some of the
care and practical support that we all need
from time to time - the only difference is
that with time banking people of all ages
and all abilities can join in and exchange a whole range of skills.
Welcome to the world of
neighbourhood time banking.