The West Wight Timebank is a Community Timebank supporting anyone within the area of West Wight. A grant of £1,000 was awarded for a Timebank Coordinator to encourage individuals to recognise their own strengths and skills; and to proactively market the Timebank to people who have special educational needs or disabilities. Timebanking is a community development tool facilitating the exchange of skills and experience within a community supporting vulnerable people and elderly residents who can suffer isolation particularly if living in rural communities.
“West Wight Timebank addresses social isolation and enables a feeling of inclusion within society through supporting vulnerable people, providing companionship and a sense of belonging”. Sally Gaeta, Timebank Coordinator