Timebank credits are like community cash. - would you like to access free and cut-price activities? Then get involved !
Timebank credits are awarded for your time getting inolved with Taff Housing Association- As a thank you for all the brillaint work you put in !
How Do I Earn Timebank Credits?
You can earn time bank credits in a number of ways ! ...
Scrutiny Panel - Time bank credits given
The Government requires all Housing Associations to scrutinise their services. This is best done by asking Tenants what they think of services and the Scrutiny panel does just that! As tenants,they truly understand the issues people may have, and members scrutinise a particular area of service and report to Taff’s Board with recommendations of how things could be done more effectively. Resulting in better service for everyone.
Would you like to get involved with this and earn Timebanks for yourself? If you don’t like attending meetings, you could always become one of our 'Mystery shoppers' (Outreach Scrutiny Members) and work from home to earn Timebanks.
Please contact Annette at Taff for more information on how to Get Involved. 02920259154 - /07904958022
BME Contact Group (Black and Minority Ethnic) - TIme Bank Credits Given
This constituted multi-national group meets monthly and is a consultative body for three Housing Associations and other organisations. One of their aims is to help break down barriers for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. The group are currently working on a “Getting into Work” programme with DPIA (Displaced People in Action) and preparing their Action Plan for 2018.
Disability Awareness Group - Time Bank Credits Given
This constituted group of fantastic people meet monthly at Taff and share experiences relating to disability and care issues. They keep up to date with changes to benefits and other matters affecting disabled people and distribute information to others via the Taff newsletter.
Editorial News Panel - Time Bank Credits Given
Taff tenants only This group of staff and tenants look at Taff’s newsletter and help make decisions regarding theme and content. - This is a fantastic way to make sure what matters to you and you neighbours features in our next edition.., as well providing useful advice! Previous editions can be found here
If you have any articles, stories or items you'd like to be in the next edition but would not like to be on the panel please contact Holly.McAnoy@taffhousing.co.uk or call 02920 259196!
Have Your Say Group - Time Bank Credits Given
Taff tenants only The Have Your Say Group is a group of people that meet quarterly to assist Taff in looking at specific issues to develop its services. The group meet with various staff members who present concepts, policies etc. for consultation. The group’s feedback and ideas helps Taff drive its services forward taking on board customers’ views and is vital to the service we deliver at Taff.
Taff Tenants’ & Residents’ Association (TRA) - Time Bank Credits Given
Taff’s longest serving group meets every month. It’s made up of a diverse range of people who set their own agenda and produce amazing results. They are responsible for organising events, the Children’s Eid and Christmas Party as well as lots organising charitable activities. They are always open to hearing new ideas so if you have any, get in touch! You can contact Annette - Our Community Investment Officer directly on 02920 259 154 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This group also manages the Food Co-op which is delivered every Friday from the Tenant Resource Room in the car park at Taff. You can spend the timebank credits earned through volunteering with the food coop the same day! Pick up
Other groups are avalible at Taff without time credit reward - details about these groups can be found here
How Do I Spend Timebank Credits?
There are lots of places you can spend your credits...
Taff Food-Co-Op You can use Timebank Credits at the Taff Food Co-op, every Friday 11-1pm in the Taff Tenant Resource Room.
Grangetown Food-Co-Op - You can use Timebank Credits in Grangetown Food-Co-Op every Thursday 11am-12noon
Techniquest- is a Welsh science and discovery centre, in Cardiff Bay. Enter with Two Timebank Credits per person. After 3pm on weekdays you gain entry with only one Timebank credit.
Chapter Arts Centre - Go to see a film at Chapter’s Cinema in Canton. Visit on Sunday,Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for only Two Timebank Credits
St David’s Hall - Access to some performances in exchange for Two Timebanks Credits.
Details of performances available for Timebanks is available on the venues website, reception or upon request.
Cardiff City Council Run Leisure Centres (Gym & Swim activities) Exchange three Timebank Credits for one hour of activity during off peak times.
*Note: Restrictions may apply in line with Cardiff City Council Leisure Services Policy.
Shining Stars – Parent & Toddler Group. Exchange one Timebank Credit per child per morning (includes fruit, tea, coffee) Every Thursday 9.30-11.30am 74 Llandaff Road, Canton, CF11 9NL Tel No: 07999419819
Parc Play - Indoor all weather play. Use 2 timebanks to pay for one child on entry (one per family for each visit). Great family fun! Please check out their brilliant website here
Canton Community Hall – Parent & Toddler Sessions. Sessions are open to children under the age of 5 years if they are accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian, carer or a responsible adult. Entry price £3 per adult or exchange Two Timebank Credit for free entry. For days and times of sessions please Canton Community Hall details on cardiff.gov.uk/leisureactivities website.
Pedal Power – Is a local cycling charity that offer a range of exciting bikes to hire for people of all abilities. With one Timebank Credit and a small cost of £4 you can enjoy a lovely ride around the beautiful castle grounds or, you could choose to cycle around Cardiff Bay. A full assessment of your ability if offered from Pedal Power to ensure you have the right bike for you! Adore
Cardiff Castle - is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and a site of International significance. During 2000 years of history, the Castle has been a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold and in Victorian times was transformed into a gothic fairytale fantasy. You can exchange two Timebank Credits for key to the castle. *Please note: you will need to provide proof of address upon exchange of the Timebank Credits.
JOIN TAFF TEAMS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND GAIN REWARDS!
If you would like to get involved and start to gain the rewards from Time Bank Credits, please contact Annette - Our Community Investment Officer directly on 02920 259 154 or by emailing email@example.com to find out more. We would love you to get involved and gain the rewards.