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Skills-Exchange-NG7

Skills-Exchange-NG7 is a Time Bank and a member of Timebanking UK.  A Time Bank is a voluntary group where members perform jobs or services for each other in a non-professional capacity.  For each hour's work that you do for another member you receive a Time Credit.  You can spend these credits on services from any other member.  At present, due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, we are only carrying out exchanges that do not require close physical contact, or going into peoples cars or homes.  These include:  Transporting goods and shopping by car, repairs to IT equipment and clothes, gardening and advice over the phone or by emial/messenger etc.  We have a list of guidelines, that we expect members to adhere too. Normally we have members offering help with IT, cat feeding, short counselling, sewing repairs, admin help, basic English and other languages and much more.  We are open to anyone over 16 and can offer extra help for disabilities, illness and people not able to use a computer.  Our admin is done using a website (Time Online 2 run by Timebanking UK) and you need to register in order to arrange exchanges and log time credits.  We have several members who can help with this.

We accept members from the whole of Nottingham City and outside if you work in or regularly travel to Nottingham and are prepared to pay your own travelling expenses.

We also organise social events and are hoping to run regular free workshops on various subjects in the NG7 area.  These are open to non members.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rosie Jarrett
Contact Position
Time Broker
Telephone
07984145239
E-mail
skillsexchangeNG@gmail.com
Website
Site to join Skills Exchange NG7
Notes

You can contact any of our admin members at the email address - Rosie Jarrett, Glenis Moore or Meirion Williams.  We will try to get back to you promptly.

Where to go

Name
Meeting Venue - Mary Potter Centre
Address
Gregory Boulevard
Hyson Green
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Postcode
NG7 5HY
Notes

We do not have a base or office. The admin workers work from home and we hold monthly organising meetings at the Mary Potter Centre on Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green. We ensure that meeting and social venues are wheelchair accessible. Exchanges are carried out in members' homes or a public place.  We also hold social activities, such as games evenings at the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields.

Meetings and some exchanges are suspended for the duration of lockdown.  However we do have a Facebook and Messenger Group where you can chat and we are holding fortnightly Zoom meetings and chats.

When is it on?

When is it on
Activities take place when arranged by members.
Session Information
We will be arranging group workshops in the future. we are holding Fortnightly Zoom chats on Friday pm.
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Costs

Details
We do not have any charges, but members can ask for payment for materials and travel when carrying out exchanges. We fundraise and seek grant funding to cover expenses.

Availability

Age Ranges
16+
Referral required
No
Referral Details

We ask for two references from people over 16 who have known you well for over 2 years (not relatives).

Other notes

Several of our members have disabilities and several are over 60.  We are very open to people who have additional needs.  We have three administrators - Rosie Jarrett, who deals with everyday administration and Meirion Williams who deals with IT support, other matters are dealt with by the committee.  We always discuss any issues thoroughly and try to resolve them to everyone's advantage.

We have several Group Members - organisations who we exchange goods and services with, for instance skills exchange members will provide volunteers for events and we will be given reduced rates for room hire.  We also share information about activities. 

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