Introduction to time banking
Thursday 28th March 2013 – Cartrefi Cymru, Brecon
Trainer: Timebanking Wales
Duration: 1 day
Format: Training course
Cost: A £125 B £155 C £185
To outline different methodologies for the practical implementation of Time 4 Young People
Person to agency timebanking has become a well evidenced and recognised resource in Wales within a relatively short time frame. The New Economics Foundation in "The New Wealth of Time: How Timebanking helps people build better public services" evidences that person to agency timebanking is a cost effective and high impact method of engaging ‘people as a resource to co-produce services’. Timebanking has had a dramatic impact in engaging young people as positive contributors to their communities in areas suffering from high levels of disengagement and anti-social behaviour. Many of these young people passively attend youth services, but are difficult to actively engage. This 1-day session outlines different methodologies for the practical implementation of Time 4 Young People enabling youth services to successfully and actively engage young people into constructive patterns of behaviour.
By attending this course you will be able to ….
- Move youth work out of closed youth club environments: promote inclusion
- Increase levels of membership and participation: engage collective action
Outcomes for young people:
- Builds a positive image of young people: young people feel more valued
- Engages young people in community projects: develops life skills and confidence
- Gives young people responsibility: assists transition into adulthood
Outcomes for communities
- Builds new relationships and social networks and social networks: creating respect and trust
- Young people become active citizens: lowering levels of anti-social behaviour
- Improves the environment: increases the feeling of ownership and pride
Who is this course for?
Organisations working with young people who wish to develop Timebanking opportunities.
'[I am going to] Engage our managers to positively use time banking with our young people in community activities and social enterprises'