Case Studies

We think one of the best ways to share our work is through the stories and voices of the people and organisations we work with. Here is a selection of case studies from all areas of our work. They demonstrate how effective Time Credits are – and how, when we work together, people are the real changemakers.

Volunteering helps Gary feel more confident

Gary gives time at The Connection at St Martins where volunteering enables him to give back to those who have supported him in the past, and to stay connected.

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Jeremy shares his skills and experiences

Jeremy has been earning Time Credits in the Mare St hostel through the City & Hackney project, which helped him get involved in the hostel and share his skills and experiences with others.

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Veronica thinks Time Credits are a great way to thank volunteers

Veronica from Winslow Big Society Group uses Time Credits to thank her volunteers, access courses and take a friend swimming every week!

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Rosa uses Time Credits to treat the whole family

Rosa earns Time Credits in Buckinghamshire, and has used them for a range of family activities that have inspired her grandchildren!

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Christina Wheatley from Southwark is an inspiration to others

Christina Wheatley has been involved in the City of London Time Credits programme since 2014. She started by running a local tea dance, and is now CEO of the group she's set up, making a real difference for local people on her estate.

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Julie Smith, Team Westminster Ambassadors: Time Credits enabling wellbeing experiences

Julie Smith earns Time Credits as a Team Westminster Ambassador. Her volunteering experience, combined with earning and spending Time Credits, has had a number of positive impacts on her wellbeing.

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Derwyn, BUBIC: Time Credits supporting family relationships

Derwyn describes how spending Time Credits has enabled him to enjoy family days out and develop a happy and healthy relationship with his children.

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Haringey Recovery Service: Art supporting Recovery

Michelle set up an Art group in Haringey Recovery Service to create a safe place for expression and support the wellbeing of other service users. She feels Time Credits support the ethos of the group, of creating time for oneself.

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Cuppas: keeping older people well in their community

'Cuppas' community café brings older people together and offers older and disabled people a much-valued volunteering opportunity and the chance to make a difference in their local community. Time Credits are enabling the Cuppas volunteers to do more together as well as offering individuals the chance to improve their health.

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Connor, Reach Up and Go: volunteering supports a whole family

Connor earns Time Credits as a volunteer for Reach up and Go (RUAG) activities run by Chorley Council. The sessions are specifically for young people with a disability, like Connor who has Cerebral Palsy.

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