Evaluating the Impact of a New Model of Time Banking - Final Report

Kubinakova, Katarina ORCID: 0000-0001-9246-7473 and Courtney, Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-5683-8502 (2018) Evaluating the Impact of a New Model of Time Banking - Final Report. Project Report. University of Goucestershire.

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Abstract

In April 2015, Fair Shares commissioned the University of Gloucestershire to evaluate the Impact of a New Model of Time Banking as a means of establishing evidence on whether the programme is a fulfilling its aims to proactively support (primarily) older people and those with long-term health conditions through small clusters at a localised level. The project aimed to: 1. Monitor changes in participants’ well-being and resilience; 2. Explore participants’ experiences of the time bank scheme, investigate the project’s impact on people’s lives, and gather feedback from participants; 3. Assess the project’s cost savings and value for money. A mixed methods approach was taken, involving case studies, focus groups and interviews, and development of a Social Return Assessment to identify and capture the appropriate outcomes experienced by participants, and to provide a value for money assessment of FS activities.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timebanking, time bank scheme, community, well-being, resilience, social returns, volunteering, mental health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV40-69 Social Work
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Imogen Young
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 14:04
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6328

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