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invitation to Timebanking information session Rosemount Factory Derry Thurs 17th Sept 11am

This will be an inspiring event which also gives real, practical solutions!
 
Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership have the software for a community exchange which could use the skills and resources already in the community to meet community needs. See the press release above from May this year. To find out how community exchanges can make a difference, Outer West have invited
Sinead Quinn and Kate Mac Donald to speak about their work in setting up Timebanks in NI and Hull.
 
11am Thurs 17th Sept
Rosemount Factory
lunch provided
 
confirm your place by emailing: craft@ownrp.ie
 
Biography: Sinead Quinn
 
Sinead leads on Timebanking and Coproduction in Volunteer Now, she has been
involved in developing and designing community projects for over 15 years,
including most recently developing community currencies and an online
exchange platform to make the process of Timebanking simpler for members
across Northern Ireland. Sinead has an academic background in Social and
Community Development and has advised national development bodies in Bosnia
and Macedonia on best practice for engaging young people. Sinead is a board
member of Parent Action (a charity that promotes and protects the human
rights of children and young people with disabilities and serious long term
health conditions) and the Centre for Health and Wellbeing (which provides
therapy for people who continue to suffer mental health problems as a result
of the conflict in Northern Ireland).
 
Biography: Kate Macdonald

Prior to founding TimeBank Hull and East Riding, Kate had worked in mental
health as a researcher, developing services (the early psychosis service in
Hull and Manchester) and as a consultant for the Care Services Improvement
Partnership (in North and West England) and the National Mental Health
Development Unit (NMHDU). She had seen timebanking as a route to young
people with psychosis and their families reconnecting to their community
focusing on strengths as well as needs. However, in 2011, when the
recession was starting to reveal its full impact in Hull she realised that
the focus should change. The importance of having a role when jobs are
scarce and being able to contribute (and how this links with positive
mental wellbeing); the opportunity to make money go further through sharing
skills and resources; having opportunities to network and connect with new
friends, all seemed essential at that point and the mechanism of timebanking
seemed to be the key to enable this to happen. The TimeBank literally
started in a garden shed with no money just a gut feeling that the people
would come and any money needed to make it happen would follow. Kate will
talk about what happened from this point, the steps she took, and where the
TimeBank is today. Kate is particularly pleased to be visiting Derry as the
previous City of Culture, with Hull taking on the mantle in 2017.

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