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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2004): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

TIME BANKS: REWARDING COMMUNITY SELF-HELP IN THE INNER CITY?

G. Seyfang

Community Development Journal, vol.39, 2004, p.62-71

Paper examines the origins, development, achievements and potential of time banks. These are community-based mutual volunteering schemes whereby participants give and receive services in exchange for time credits. Article presents a case study of an inner city time bank in Glasgow to assess their role and potential for promoting community development and overcoming social exclusion.

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