Project information

Skills Exchange (Time Bank)

Where members volunteer their skills to help elderly or disabled members. This might include doing shopping, gardening, DIY or running a coffee morning. This project is aimed at elderly and disabled people who need some social care, but are not yet entitled to Social Services help.

September 2015 - September 2016

Charity information

The Partnership Council - Nottingham

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  • Need


    The project is providing a way for elderly and disabled people to access the support they need, but can not afford to pay for.


    By providing volunteers who can provide help and support.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide access to services for disabled and elderly people, that they could not afford to pay for


    » Providing volunteers who can provide services and support free to members

    By the number of hours volunteers support disabled and elderly people and logging the kind of support provided.

    Aim 2

    To build relationships and community connections between isolated people


    » Provide volunteers to carry out support tasks
    » Volunteers will set up and run community activities such as coffee mornings

    Through an annual survey of members

  • Impact


    To delay elderly and disabled people accessing Social Services support or going into old people's homes.


    1. Making contact with elderly or disabled people who need support, and getting them to use our project.
    We have already made links with a number of agencies who could refer people including GP's, local charities and churches.
    2. Not being able to recruit enough volunteers.
    We are used to recruiting and supporting volunteers and have over 80 volunteers regularly volunteering for us. The project is also being set up to reward volunteers with time credits they can spend, getting help in return.


    We will provide 3 monthly updates of what the project is doing and some case studies of people who have been practically helped. Donors will also be welcome to visit the project if they wish.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £17,595

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      Amount Heading Description
      £17,595 Salaries 15 hours Admin Worker, 15 hours Skills Exchange worker

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Comic Relief £7,000 Guaranteed
    Nottingham City Council £5,300 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Nottingham, Bilborough, a working class estate with high levels of deprivation and more average than usual older and disabled people living alone at home..


    Older and disabled people who are not yet entitled to Social Services care.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have experience and a proven record of running a Skills Exchange in a different area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Helen Rigby

    She is the Skills Exchange Officer who will deliver this project.