Refugee Action Kingston Timebank presentation

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Refugee Action Kingston Timebank presentation

  1. 1. Time banking with Refugee Action Kingston Community currency that counts
  2. 2. Every time bank is unique
  3. 3. Members Syrian 2 Somalia 1 British 4 Dutch 1 UK 1 North Korean 3 Chinese nationality 2 Kuwait 1 Pakistan 2 Lybian 1 Danish 1 Zimbabwe 1 Congolese 1 Iraqi 2 Sri Lankan 2 Iranian 9 Actively looking for work 19 Not entitled to work 2 Working 6 Not working 27 Unable to work due to health reasons 1 British Citizen 7 Failed Asylum Seeker 1 Other 5 Refugee 16 Asylum Seeker 6 Total number: 43
  4. 4. Service Requested Offered Baby sitting 4 Escort to appointments 5 Errands 2 Giving lifts 1 1 Companionship 1 1 Visiting 1 Help with form filling 3 2 Speaking/Conversation 4 1 Picking up children from school 1 1 CV Writing/Looking for work 7 1 Assisting at events 5 Translations/Interpreting 1 5 Hairdressing 1 1 Attending meeting/events 4 Walking Companion 1 Helping access local services 3 2 Nail painting 3 Computer maintenance 1 1 Design leaflets 1 Office skills 3 3 Typing/word processing 1 Letter writing 1 Budgeting 1 Computer skills 4 5 Book keeping 2 2 Translations 2 Shopping 2 Housework 0 4 Simple decorating 2 Cooking 11 Washing/ironing 2 DIY -simple 2 3 Assembling furniture 1 Healthier eating tips 2 1 Swimming 3 1 Fitness/Exercise 6 1 IT Skills (i.e. email, online shopping etc) 11 5 Reading 4 1 Writing 5 1 Homework 3 1 Play a music instrument 1 1 Literacy 3 1 Dog walking 1 Building work 1 Moving/Lifting 1 3 Leafleting 2 Gardening 3 5 Going to the cinema 3 Going to the threatre 3 Car repairs 1 1 Cycle maintenance 2 1 Car washing 1 Craft work 2 1 Sewing 5 Knitting 2 Jewellery 2 DJ'ing 1 Painting/Drawing 3
  5. 5. IT drop in 4 time bank members as tutors Total of 53 hours exchanged Earned: 10 Spent: 43 5 Steps to Wellbeing: Keep learning
  6. 6. Cook and Share • 3 Sessions • 13 members 5 Steps to Wellbeing: Connect
  7. 7. Homework Club • 3 tutors + 3 pupils • 10 hours earned as homework tutor • 10 hours spent on homework tuition 5 Steps to Wellbeing: Give
  8. 8. Allotment • Launch: 10 people • Bi-weekly sessions 5 steps to Wellbeing: Be active
  9. 9. Case Study: Mr Anwar
  10. 10. Way forward • Focus on individual exchanges • Create new opportunities for Timebank exchanges • Encourage clients to become Timebank Champions • Involve local organisations as members (Community Connected, RAKAT etc)
  11. 11. • Find out more at www.refugeeactionkingston.org.uk • Email: Timebank@refugeeactionkingston. org.uk Further information Extra: Paxton Green video: http://vimeo.com/59110611

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