Chances are, someone else has asked it before! Check our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about why this platform has been set up, who it's for and how you can get involved to help your community.
The timebank is part of the stream of 'activities' added by members on this online platform. There are two types of activities that make up a timebank exchange: an 'offer' and a 'request'.
If you're looking for help, go to 'add activity' and add your 'request' for help. If you think you could help someone else, or have a specific skill, add an 'offer'.
When a user makes an offer on a request, or requests time from an offer, this is a timebank exchange. Credits are exchanged when the timebank exchange has been completed. All new users to Our Monmouthshire are given 20 free credits to help get them started.
You don’t need any qualifications, special skills or a CV, just a willingness to offer help to others or ask for it if needed.
There are all sorts of things that can be shared with your local community – or across the county. From delivering essential groceries to neighbours or chatting on the phone, to creating fun fitness videos to lift peoples' spirits.
We're interested in hearing your ideas-what sort of 'offers' could people post?
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons, and one of these is to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. Even when you are doing this, you need to do so safely. You should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside of your household.
This guidance outlines how you can help and importantly, how to do this safely.
The current COVID-19 situation will require people to rely on predominantly technological communication methods. When in-person communication is not an option, social distancing can feel like social exclusion. There are numerous digital communication options to ensure we continue to connect with each other, despite social distancing enforcements.
If you need help learning the basics of video calling or social media, coordinating your teams who are working remotely or how to connect with your community via digital, we've collated all the resources you will need here.
In this section, we'll guide you through safeguarding considerations to keep you and the community safe.
The community have rallied together to help vulnerable people during the pandemic. In this section, we'll provide the help you need in regard to ensure safeguarding practices are upheld during this time. This page will help you keep yourself and others safe. We'll also help you manage a community project, collated by trusted sources, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved.