Leith Time Bank
Leith Time Bank is a community based voluntary group based in Leith, Edinburgh. The Time Bank is a rewarding and enjoyable way for people to come together to access help or services that they may not otherwise be able to receive or afford.
People can get the help they want and support each other by taking turns to be responsible for some of the care and practical help that everyone needs from time to time.
For every hour members “deposit” in a time bank, by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to “withdraw” equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. Everyone’s time is valued equally whatever is being offered.
Leith Time Bank makes a significant difference to the people and communities it works with. It helps build a sense of community, where people know neighbours and can rely on each other for help and support. It brings together people of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and abilities, who then interact with each other on an equal footing and with mutual respect and understanding.