|Phone:||021 806 406|
|Office:||54a Oxford Street Lyttelton|
|Postal:||PO Box 74 Lyttelton 8841|
Benefits of Timebanking
Lyttelton Time Bank is set up to strengthen our community. We want neighbours to meet each other, feel confident helping each other and to grow in awareness that we are a community growing strong together.
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What is Time Banking?
Time Banking is a way of trading skills in a community. It uses time, rather than money, as the measurement tool. Members of a Time Bank share their skills with other members within the community and are given time credits for the work they do.With the credits they gain, each member can ‘buy' someone else's time, and get the service they need.
Why Join a Time Bank?
Time Banking adds a richness to Time Bankers' lives. As a concept it brings ‘wealth', in the form of friendship, caring for one another, having our needs met from within our own community and getting help with things we can't do.
Skills that are often taken for granted are valued - especially non-market economy skills - like mothering, basic home help and caring, friendliness, listening.
In Lyttelton as a result of the Time Bank we can see a tighter community forming. Friendships are forming between people of different backgrounds who would not usually have met. The elderly are being cared for and the skills they share are valued. Our community is becoming more inclusive - valuing everyone and their unique contribution.
Time Banking builds relationships and trust in a community. Everyone has something they can contribute to the wellbeing of the whole.
Everyone's Time is Equal
With Time Banking everybody's time is equal, no matter what type of work is done. 1 = 1. If you give one hour's work, you receive one hour time credit. If you have another member do one hour's work, they are paid one hour time credit. Every person is equally valued.