Timebanking at GP practices

Join your local time bank

Paxton Green Time Bank and HOurBank have begun an exciting new partnership with Southwark CCG to set up timebanks with:

  • Acorn and Gaumont PPG and GP practice
  • Hurley at Lister PPG and GP practice

A time bank is an exciting way for people to come together to help others and gain themselves. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the bank by giving practical help and support to others and can ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done themselves. Time banks measure and value all the different kinds of help and skills we can offer each other. In a time bank, everyone both gives and receives.  Everyone’s time has equal value: 1 hour = 1 time credit

Participants can spend their time credits on the skills and support of other participants when they need a helping hand. People help each other out with everything from making phone calls to sharing meals and giving lifts to the shops – anything that brings people together. As such Time Banking has an economic benefit as well as improving well-being and building social networks.

We’d love you to join us!

You can self refer (contact us below), talk to us at one of our drop-in’s or try us out at timebanking events in the borough. Or talk to your Patient Participation Group at Hurley at Lister or Acorn and Gaumont.  Watch out in your surgery for news of activities and drop-in’s.   We also work with local organisations and their communities. Please contact us for more information:

For Hurley and Lister: Tel 0208670 0990 or email suzanne@pgtimebank.org

For Acorn and Gaumont: Tel 0207 732 0007 or email Naomi hourbank@pecan.org.uk

 

For groups and organisations

If you are a local voluntary organisation, community group, healthcare organisation or somebody passionate about their local community and would like to know how you can benefit from timebanking at the GP practices, do get in touch with Suzanne or Naomi, details above.

Timebanking stories

Beatriz’s story

We met Beatriz when we ran an Introduction to Timebanking workshop at a local wellbeing group.  We set up a timebanking café with Beatriz which takes referrals from the ongoing wellbeing group.  The aim of the café is peer support and to improve wellbeing through timebanking.  Beatriz says timebanking has given her more confidence, takes her mind off her health condition and gets her out and about.  She has now set up another wellbeing café and co-presents timebanking with us.

Pedro’s story

Pedro heard about the time bank through his neighbours.  He is a keen young gardener who uses a wheelchair and he’s able to tend his garden on his mobile scooter. He wanted to put up a pergola and Brian, a carpenter is helping him design a pergola and put it up. In return, Pedro has earned credits by using his hairdressing skills to cut other members hair.

Karen’s story

Karen is an artist.  She joined the time bank when she was at a low point in her life and has been involved for a few years.  She earns credits by setting up and running a gardening project and art workshops for the time bank and the local park.  She received practical help and I.T advice.   Her confidence has grown and she has now found regular work as an artist and community project leader.  She has also just won funding to run her own microbusiness.

Spanish-English language exchange timebanking cafe

Paxton Green Time Bank and Latin American Women’s Rights Service are running a Spanish-English language exchange timebanking café for women.  The Spanish speakers report that this is an important forum for them as they don’t often mix with English speakers and would like to improve their confidence in speaking English, in particular so they can apply for better jobs.  All the women feel they are using their skills to help each other – it is a reciprocal exchange in the spirit of fostering equality and developing long-term friendships.  All women earn credits for participating and can spend them with other time bank members.

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Community Garden Open!

Hello, Paxton Green Time Bankers! Did you know that we have been awarded funding to create our very own Community Heritage Peace Garden in a corner of Crystal Palace Park? This is a huge privilege and our opening event is on Saturday 7th May: assemble at noon for a walk & talk or walk 100 yards to the project from Crystal Palace station for 1pm. For more details contact: broker@pgtimebank.org

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Playing Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Tickets

Paxton Green Time Bank are warmly invited to attend a relaxed Playing Shakespeare performance of Twelfth Night in the Globe Theatre, 27th February at 2.00pm.

Twelfth Night is set to be a thrilling full-scale, fast paced 90 minutes performance.

Please don’t miss out this first-rate performance in such a welcoming environment.

Please contact us on 0208 670 0990 as it a first come first served basis and you will need to pick up your ticket from the office.

elephant &castle skills exchange

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As Elephant &Castle undergoes a period of significant redevelopment, The People ‘s Bureau, Siobhan Davies Dance, Entelechy Arts are working together with day centres, care homes and community groups in southwark to collate memories and stories.  Time4Southwark appreciates their initiative and support them by developing skills exchange workshops with them once invited.

This monday 25th January, a lot was going on at Elephant ands Castle shopping Centre, dance performances with the free spirited dancers from Entelechy, Yelitza showing how to make beautiful decorations, Luz for reflexology, Rebecca for linoprinting.

For this specific situation, I decided to cisel a sketchbook making workshop as people could draw or write some memories about the Elephant&Castle shoppping Centre.

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Buying sketchbooks is fine, but they can be anonymous and expensive. Making your own sketchbooks is a great opportunity to get the creative juices flowing.

There are so many ways to make a sketchbook . You just need some process, tips and advice, some sense of control, decision making and creativity! As a result each created sketchbook has a tangible personality due to the person who made it. That’s the joy. Making a sketchbook allows you to be adventurous.

And a special thank you to the Rockingham Women (Nurun) for their delicious curry and to the People’s Bureau to invite Time4 Southwark

Fabienne Monday 25th January

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Happy New Year Party!

Come and celebrate the new year with us!

With music, food, old friends and new.  Please bring food to share.   All are welcome; time bank members, friends, family & supporters

Date: Wednesday 13 January

Venue: Jacobean Room; Kingswood House, 5pm –8pm

December events and Diary dates

Welcome to our December bulletin. Christmas greetings and cheer to all our members and friends

Tuesday  1st December  – Time 4 Southwark  Art Class :  Free Drawing Sessions for all levels.  Venue: Southwark Resource Centre,10 Bradenham Close, Walworth London SE17 2QB  2:30—4:30pm. Call  us on  0208 670 0990 for more information.

Monday 7th December: Italian Classes Venue: Kingswood House, 11.00 –12pm The Italian classes are held weekly, Anna  our tutor, continues to inspire members who attend each week.

Wednesday 9th December: End of Year Social Event “Get together” Kingswood House, 5pm—9.30pm  We are thrilled to announce that our members are hosting an end of year event. Please join us for Mulled wine, nibbles and entertainment. We look forward to celebrating this event with you.

Wednesdays: The Time Bank Choir Venue: Kingswood House, 5.00—6.30pm. The Choir continues  to meets weekly, on a Wednesday evening. Members of the Choir have been working tirelessly preparing for their performance at the Shakespeare Globe in London on the 10th December. The Choir  will also be performing  Christmas Carols on the 4th December at Dulwich Wood Primary School’s Christmas Fete. “Next stop the XFACTOR”   Thanks again to all members for their dedication and hard work. For further information on either of these events please contact the office on  020 8 670 0990.

Time Bank Action Group : Venue : Kingswood House  10:30—12:30 The Time Bank Action Group continue to drive innovation in developing and establishing  projects and activities for members. Much thanks to members for their dedication and hard work. The Action Group will meet up again in the new year.  Please contact us to share ideas – from group trips, activities, to setting up groups, please let us know and earn 2 credits.

 

 

 

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Drawing Taster Class

art classCome and learn to draw in an informal supportive environment and a small class size

When:  Tuesday 1 December; 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Where: Southwark Resource Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB

Cost: Free or 2 credits

Further details: Fabienne at Paxton Green Time Bank on 0208 670 0990

September events and Diary dates

Welcome to this month’s bulletin. We have a busy month ahead, we are celebrating our 7th Birthday at our AGM on the 29th September and will be looking for members to help out and share their timebanking stories. New member Nathalie will be leading our Cultural Cookery Club on the 10th September here at Kingswood house, let us know if you would like to join in.

 

September Diary Dates

Sunday 6th September: Kingswood Festival

Venue: Kingswood House, 12-8pm

Annual festival outside at Kingswood House. If you are interested in having a stall or helping on the day contact us at the office.

 

Wednesdays: Choir

Venue: Kingswood House, 10.30—12pm

Our brilliant weekly, long term choir, led by talented musician Bronagh is restarting in September, please get in touch for details. No singing       experience needed. Cost: 1 credit.

 

Tuesdays: Southwark Wellbeing Hub

Venue: Kingswood House,  11—1pm Drop in’ information service. Come along just to talk or to find out what activities are going on in Southwark to improve wellbeing. Cost: 1 credit.

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Thursday 10th: Cultural Cooking Group

Venue: Kingswood House, 4—6pm

Join new member Natalie for our Cultural Cooking club. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

 

Thursday 1st October: Time Bank Action Group

Venue: Kingswood House, 10:30-12pm Got an idea for a trip or activity for the time bank? Come along and let us know! Earn: 2 credits.

 

Tuesday 29th: PGTB AGM at Kingswood House, 4-6pm, stories and cake!

 

· Wednesday 9th: PGTB will be singing at the Community Council meeting at St Barnabas Church, SE21 7DG, at 7pm. Come along and show your support plus have your say on local   matters.

 

· Saturday 19th: 4ALL community Fair, 2-5pm All Saints Church Rosendale road. We will be having a time bank info stall, get in touch if you would like to help.

 

· Sunday 20th: Open House Weekend at Kingswood House, 1-4pm, open house with music from Beckenham Concert Band

· Thursday 24th: Picnic in the park, meet at Kingswood House at 11am to go together to Dulwich Park

 

· We will be looking for people to help out at our Black History Month event on Sunday 11th October so please get in touch if you would like to contribute. We will be building on the success of last years ‘Ships looked like Mountains’ event.

 

· Friday 30th October Advance warning that our friends at Rushey Green Time Bank will be celebrating their 16th Birthday with a party at the Calabash Centre, 26 George Lane SE13 6HH. If members would like to go as a group get in touch with us to arrange, should be a fun night!

Black History Month celebration coming up soon!

Join us on Sunday the 11th October 2015 at Kingswood House for our Black History Month celebration. Southwark has chosen the theme of ‘Healthy Heroes’ this year and we will be listening to a variety of inspirational speakers as well as sharing food, debating and enjoying live entertainment!

Black History Month event october 11th 2015

Black History Month event october 11th 2015