The underpinning concept of Alt. 24/7 Timebanks is to provide an opportunity for healthcare staff to choose to join a timebank. The timebank enables staff to ‘Bank’ their 3-day volunteer paid allowance of 24hours/year by offering online digital healthcare support during any 7 months each year, with 5 months off any volunteering. The volunteering could be submitted and validated as CPD.
Any citizen with a Long-Term Condition (LTC) may register, using NHS number, as a volunteer to donate their time based on the same volunteer requirements and principles of alt 24/7 Timebanks, that is, subject the values, safety and privacy regulations.
Each registrant will receive 2 credits where 1 credit is equivalent to 1 hour. This enables registrants to Offer or Request a specific time exchange.
Offer– to allay anxiety for newly diagnosed patients with an autoimmune condition
Request– I am a newly diagnosed patient with a mental health condition and need support from another patient currently living with, and managing their condition
Request– I want to participate in a webinar to discuss my post-operative breast cancer treatment
Offer– I can participate in the production of a post-operative breast cancer care webinar
To maximise/formalise volunteering opportunities for healthcare personnel