Councillors facilitate skills swap

Cllr Paul Jones, Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Cllr Paul Jones, Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Care

THE Time Swap project was set up by Labour Councillors to facilitate people swapping time and talent to help each other out.  The Government’s austerity programme means that services are becoming harder and harder for residents to access, which is why it’s so important our communities assist one another.

Giving people the opportunity to support each other in their own communities has been welcomed by many.  People can earn ‘time’ by giving help with things for others such as DIY, gardening or computer skills.  They can then get help from others with things that they might struggle with.

Some drop-in sessions have been organised across the county, they will be held on:

  • Thursday 2 June 2016: 10am to noon at Dronfield Library, Manor House, Dronfield
    12.30pm to 2pm at Dronfield Library meeting room, Manor House, Dronfield.
  • Monday 6 June 2016: 7.30pm at Shirebrook Methodist Church, Church Drive, Shirebrook.
  • Thursday 9 June 2016: 10am to noon at Asda Long Eaton, Midland Street, Long Eaton 12.30pm to 2pm at Asda Long Eaton community room, Midland Street, Long Eaton.
  • Monday 13 June 2016: 10.30am to 12.30pm at Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock.
  • Thursday 16 June 2016: 10.30am to 12.30pm at Belper Adult Community Education Centre, Holbrook Road, Belper.
  • Tuesday 21 June 2016: 10.30am to 12.30pm at Ilkeston Library, Market Street, Ilkeston.
  • Thursday 23 June 2016: 10.30am to 12.30pm at Alfreton Adult Community Education Centre, Alfreton Park, Church Street, Alfreton.

Councillor Paul Jones, Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “Time Swap is a great initiative which brings communities together and allows people to share skills.

“It has proved really popular in the past and we hope we will see many more volunteers signed up soon.”

All people who participate are checked to ensure everyone’s safety.  If you’re interested in participating but can’t make any of the dates above, you can check out the county council website here.

 

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