Time banking concepts as an effective tool for healthcare access in UK

Authors

  • B Dash Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab
  • Dr. Namrata Sandhu Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14665/1614-4007-26-007

Keywords:

TimeBank, time banking, talking together, social exclusion, ESOL

Abstract

This study encompasses an analysis of an unique volunteerism initiative named ‘Talking Together’ organized by TimeBank (UK) between 2013-15 under partial funding of Department for Communities and Local Government of The United Kingdom.  The study begins with identification of a social issue in the form of a lack of particular skillset and how it can affect both individuals as well as the society. The delivery model is largely based on a model where the receiver and giver of skills interact informally within a formal setting of imparting spoken English lessons. While the program itself does not rely or link itself to time banking, the conceptual framework clearly draws a similarity line. This article explores a three-fold finding by analyzing the working of time banking concepts effectively within both formal and informal volunteerism settings, how projects as Talking Together are based upon a concept of time banking albeit avoiding being perceived as a time bank and whether the concept helps in facilitating better healthcare access in UK.

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2019-11-14

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