“Family support” too often means removing children from the home. TimeBanking offers an opportunity to create supportive communities to help families under stress. Lisa Conlan from Parents Support Network of Rhode Island and Peggy Thorpe of Youth Advocate Program lead a brainstorming discussion on changing family support systems through coproduction.
Everyone is an Asset and has a contribution to make. How do we build TimeBanks that create opportunities for the often invisible members of our communities? What are TimeBanks doing already to successfully embrace the gifts of the differently-abled, youth and elderly, returning prisoners and others on the fringes of community?