Spend your time helping others, with timebanking! – Community Matters

What is Timebanking?

Timebanking is about allowing those who are already or would like to be, active in their neighbourhoods. You can give time to others and earn a time credit at the same time. For every hour that is given, someone in your community has been supported without money changing hands. You may have helped a neighbour out, or just been a listening ear in times of need. Whatever is offered has exactly the same value; one credit for one hour. Time credits can be earnt, spent, or donated between anyone. The credits you have accumulated will be saved for a time you want to use them yourself. Giving time to your neighbourhood can have a remarkable effect on your personal well-being and that of others.

To find out more about it our Timebank venues are expanding, I will be in Torquay at Temperance Street every Monday morning from 10.30am, (see address at the bottom of the page) as well as my usual Paignton venues, (see below). At Temperance Street as well as finding out more about the Timebank, you can have coffee, breakfast, and lunch, it’s all delicious and very reasonable.

There are many offers and requests on the Timebank, one offer that caught my eye was ‘heart and soul coaching’. If you feel stuck in a rut but feel you could get far more from life, this is for you! Have a look at the Timebank or contact me for more information. There are so many different offers on the website that I’m quite sure you would find something of interest. How about ideas for crafting? Do you need some help with a smartphone or even setting up a smart television? Or do you have a skill you would like to share?

If you need more information or help to join there are various places we meet:

  • Weekly at the Bright Bean Café in Preston opposite Tesco, from 2pm every Wednesday
  • At the Crafty Fox in Foxhole on the first Friday of the month from 10.30 am
  • At the Hyperspace café in Lidl Square every Tuesday morning from 10.30 am
  • At the Torbay Community Café & Help Hub, Temperance Street, every Monday from 10.30 am


Come along for information or to join, have a coffee and meet other like-minded people.

If you use a computer Torbay Together is the online platform for the Timebank (www.devonconnect.org/torbay) Register on the platform – but then you need to do a little bit more and fill in another form to join the Torbay Timebank. If you don’t use a computer I can help. Come along to one of our regular meetings or give me a ring.

You can contact me by email: [email protected] or my work phone: 07703 715236

“We have what we need when we share what we have”

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