Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Richmond Fellowship – Liverpool Our Time Community Support

A project which aims to tackle the social isolation faced by adults in the Liverpool area who live with mental health problems.

Who we are

Richmond Fellowship’s Our Time community based time bank works with individuals affected by mental ill health already living in their own homes to receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities, such as learning new skills, recreational activities
and social interaction.

What we do

Our timebanking service promotes social inclusion and empowers individuals by making the individuals feel valued as they are able to share their skills with others and learn new skills themselves.

Timebanking also has a beneficial effect on both mental and physical health.

We have monthly coffee socials where people can meet and some ‘trading’ of skills can be arranged – with Community Links Advisors maintaining regular contact with individuals.

Individuals are actively encouraged to deposit and withdraw time and are coached into re-discovering skills they may not have had the chance to practice regularly.

The timebank is an excellent model of co-production. It has members as opposed to service users and a steering group comprised of staff and members. Members share skills including home repairs, music lessons, travel buddying, decluttering, gardening, media
and podcasting, painting and cooking. Timebanking activities take place face to face and online.

Any skill can be exchanged and the only currency is time. Exchanging skills helps improve mental health and wellbeing through connecting, giving, learning, taking notice or being active thereby incorporating the 5 ways to wellbeing.

How can I access this service?
Individuals can self refer or be referred by professionals. Please call or email to request a referral form. All referrals must have one supporting reference from a health professional.
When is this service open?
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
How much will it cost me?
Free
Social media

Follow us on
Facebook
and Twitter

Our Time manager’s Twitter

What groups of people is this for?
People with mental health issues
What age groups is this for?
18+
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city

 

 

Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool