It’s not just individuals who use the Timebank, organisations can benefit from it too….
The Marjorie Collins Centre in Chadwell Heath is a purpose-built day centre for people with MS. Its premises are large, airy and modern, so it was a perfect place for the Timebank to ‘rent’ in June to host a health farm away day (all paid for, of course, in Timebank hours).
The centre re-invested the hours earnt by ‘hiring’ a teacher who has been coming since August to run weekly chair-based yoga and relaxation classes for its users (paying of course in Timebank hours). A nice example of how organisations can source much-needed services, without having to touch their cash budgets – all thanks to the Timebank economy.
The Centre now wishes to hire out it’s premises on the Timebank so as to be able to continue with the chair-based yoga which is proving very popular. If you’re interested, contact Tom Murtagh (Centre Manager) direct, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring text 07707 460309.