Documents & Reports
Children and Youth Services Review
Time banking service exchange systems: A review of the research and policy and practice implications in support of youth in transition. Report by Michael B. Marks
Building Mutual Support & Social Capital in Retirement Communities
This viewpoint explores what it might mean to build ‘social capital’ in specialist housing for older people and the opportunities and obstacles to doing so. It presents and reflects on good practice examples which are
seeking to do this through volunteering, peer support, social enterprise and co-production.
Providing More for Less and Making an Ever-Improving Service
TimeBanking is helping to reverse the current scaling down of social capital and is creating new types of social networks that make it easy for people to come together to share their skills, reflect on issues of common concern and take action to improve things for each other and for the wider community.
How TimeBanking Can Deliver Against National Priorities
A report that lists how TimeBanks delivers results with indicators that relate to community empowerment and cohesion, volunteering, social care, health and well-being and worklessness.
Measuring the impact of TimeBanking on older adult members.
A February 2011 study by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York demonstrating that TimeBanks participants reported improvements in physical health, mental health, access to services, financial savings, trust of others, socialization, sense of belonging, support for aging in place and quality of life.
TimeBanking and Health: The Role of a Community Currency Organization in Enhancing Well-Being
January 2011 article published in Health Promotion Practice, (HPP) a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. HPP focuses on critical and strategic information for professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs. http://hpp.sagepub.com
The New Wealth of Time: How TimeBanking Helps People Build Better Public Services
The United Kingdom’s New Economics Foundation’s 2009 report showing how TimeBanking has dealt with a variety of social challenges including mental health, community development and regeneration, older people and health, young people, and criminal justice.
Community-Based Participatory Research Shows How a Community Initiative Creates Networks to Improve Well Being
A 2009 report from Lehigh Valley Community Exchange, a TimeBank housed in a hospital which focuses on health in the community, recently published in the American Journal for Preventive Medicine.
TimeBank – A Prospectus from the United Kingdom
Read about the work of a few of the many time banks that are already offering ways to support citizens to generate their own solutions through mutual aid.
Building Community With TimeBank hours – Annie E. Casey
A 2004 Making Connections report on Peer Technical Assistance in communities in Des Moines, Iowa; Indianapolis, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington D.C.
The New Philanthropy – David Boyle
Read about how communities can come together to form coalitions for the causes they wish to support. Whether it’s cleaning up the neighborhood, stopping vandalism and crime, or helping people in need, “The New Philanthropy” demonstrates the way to do it.
Sustainability and Social Assets – David Boyle
Read about the potential of TimeBanks and Co-Production in this 2005 report.
Learning To Exchange Time: Benefits and Obstacles To TimeBanking
Read the findings from a qualitative study of TimeBank members from the first TimeBank in New Zealand.