Our Vision is to achieve cohesive communities in the London Borough of Lewisham where people interact with each other on an equal footing and with mutual respect and understanding. Our Time Bank Values, co-created with our members, are aimed at creating a welcoming, enjoyable experience and a safe environment for all. Along with our code of conduct, they help ensure that all members know what behaviour they have a right to expect from one another when in this environment.
We ask that everyone:
Treat people equally and with respect regardless of race, nationality, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, religion or age.
Respect each other’s beliefs and do not pressure others to accept your religious, political or philosophical beliefs.
Provide a safe environment by not harming anyone in any way, whether through discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment, physical force, intimidation, verbal or mental abuse, neglect or other harmful actions i.e. violence, swearing, inappropriate behaviour and language of an offensive manner.
Show courtesy for all Rushey Green Time Bank employees and participants.
Respects the home, property and privacy of participants, employees and organisations. Do not call or visit the home of another member without their express invitation. Aim to keep all appointments or to promptly inform all concerned when an appointment cannot be kept.
Recognise that your time is voluntary and not to accept money or gifts as compensation.
Has fair and realistic expectations of the Time Bank and what its members can provide – i.e. be aware that your requests may not always be fulfilled.
Avoid pressuring another member to either give or receive time against their will. All requests should be mediated via Time Bank staff.
All new members upon joining our time bank are required to sign to agree to adhere to Our Values and Code of Conduct.
Timebanking Exchange Guidelines
We have developed a set of guidelines for members wishing to participate in one-to-one skills exchange. You can download a copy of these guidelines here.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Time Bank team on 07544996722 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org