What is Time Share?

Time Share is a safe and creative space for local communities to exchange their skills and support one another through the currency of time. It’s mission is to empower Tower Hamlets residents and help them feel more connected with their local community and GP practice.

Who can join?

Time Share operates as a timebank and is open to anyone living in Tower Hamlets. Age, ability, income or limited mobility are not barriers to participating in the timebank. Everyone has something to offer and everyone’s time is valued equally. We’re also inviting Tower Hamlet’s GP practices and local businesses to join Time Share.

Watch the video for some stories from local residents participating in a previous timebank called EastXchange, which worked in partnership with Bromley By Bow Health Centre

How does it work?

Time Share is a community initiative for the people of Tower Hamlets,  led by the people of Tower Hamlets!

For every hour that is shared with the community or local GP practice, a time credit is received, which can then be spent on learning new skills, getting support from someone else or on vouchers where available.

Time is exchanged through skill sharing activities and workshops. These sessions are facilitated by lead members in the community.

Join us and book onto weekly virtual Time Share activities here

How much time is required?

If you’re a local resident who would like to join Time Share, and exchange your passion and skills with your community or local practice then we’d love to hear from you! Even if you can join us for 1 hour per week. We’re always looking for new members and members of the community to lead new sessions. Please email us to express your interest on thcgg.timebank@nhs.net

If you’re a GP practice looking to get involved you can also contact us on thccg.timebank@nhs.net

You can get involved by:

  • Engaging your patients with Time Share through direct referrals, SMS invites or social prescribing
  • Promoting Time Share through your social media channels
  • Nominating a practice lead to attend virtual coffee afternoon sessions

Why Time Share?

Time Share operates as a timebank and timebanks connect people from all walks of life. They empower people to bring about change, make choices, and take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. By bringing peoples skills and energy to life and giving people equal access to Time Share, we have a sustainable and connected community. Together we can say that people can!

Time Share Pillars

Time Share Activities

Group Consultation

Therapist: Fahmida

Join in on weekly group consultation sessions which uses psychotherapy and focuses on the here and now. You’ll meet others in your community and together share your experiences and hear each other’s point of view.

These sessions can help with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, relationship difficulties and depression.

Upcoming sessions will be confirmed soon

Community Cooks

Tutors: Miriam, Carolin and Monica

Take part in these fun virtual cook-alongs with your community as part of Time Share’s healthy cooking series.

The first two sessions will kick off with a vegan baking class where you can bake sweet treats and celebrate your home baking experience! We will use gluten (optional) and dairy free products and learn a few facts on nutrition and healthy eating along the way. We’ll also demystify vegan cooking by sharing a few tips and tricks.

Make new friends and share cooking experiences and recipes over Zoom and Whatsapp.

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

Creative Writing

Tutor: Tarana

Bringing together a community of writers, this is an open space for kind conversations and collective story telling.

Bring your pen and paper and write from the wrist with your creative thoughts. Tarana will guide you through expressive writing and give you tips and exercises on how to write creative sentences, short stories and poems. Suitable for beginners and no experience necessary.

Upcoming dates  to be confirmed

Virtual Coffee Morning

Hosts: Khadeja and Monica

Come along and bring your energy and creativity to Time Share’s weekly virtual coffee morning over Zoom. Make new friends in your local community and join in on themes such as art therapy, health and well-being and money management.

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

Virtual Coffee Afternoon

Hosts: Khadeja and Monica

Come along and bring your energy and creativity to Time Share’s weekly virtual coffee afternoon over Zoom. Make new friends in your local community and join in on themes such as art therapy, healthy eating and ‘getting to know my GP practice’.

DAY: Wednesday (weekly)
TIME: 3pm – 4pm

Book here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-coffee-afternoon-tickets-106774667906

Women’s Cycling Club

Tutor: Rosie

What’s your cycle story? An online conversation for women to share courage and information about cycling. A 5 week programme of topics and group chats, helping to reshape cycling by connecting women.

Upcoming sessions to be confirmed.

Register by emailing rosalinda.baker@yearhere.org