been working with Chorley Council to introduce Time Credits. Time Credits are a
way of enabling local people to make a difference in their communities and
local public services. The programme was launched in September 2012 in Chorley
with a broad health and social care focus and was extended to be used more
widely across the community in 2014.
credits are a way of thanking people for the time that they give to their local
community. If a person gives 1 hour of time to a community organisation, they
earn 1 Time Credit that can be spent on a range of activities in the local area
for example a children’s soft play centre.
well as recognising the value of individual contribution, Time Credits
strengthens and builds communities by engaging those who may not normally get
very involved in their local area. The scheme encourages people to be involved
in different ways and it helps to build local networks, by linking community
groups, organisations, businesses, and individuals.
Credits are similar to bank notes but have no monetary value. They have a
standard back in all locality areas with the front localised. In Chorley there
is a picture of Astley Hall on the front of the note. The notes are designed
and printed to make imitation or fraud extremely difficult.
Phone: 01257 515151