What is Give&TakeCare?

  • Give&TakeCare (G&TC) is a Community Interest Company time-banking scheme. The G&TC project was set up to address aspects of the elderly care crisis in the UK

 

  • G&TC is a form of time-banking where volunteers providing befriending support now, can bank those hours to use later in life.

 

  • Alternatively, saved hours can be donated to others.

 

  • G&TC offers volunteer befriending care for older adults (normally 60+) in the local community.

 

  • The scheme is also available to those involved in existing family care arrangements.

 

  • G&TC offers the scheme through charities because we want to work with organisations already present in the community and with knowledge of volunteering services.

 

  • G&TC works with charities to offer the Care Savings Account scheme to their existing members and to promote with new members.

 

  • The scheme consists of those who give care CareGivers (18+), and older adults (60+) in receipt of care. One can be a CareGiver and a CareReceiver at the same time

 

  • Both CareGivers and CareReceivers on the scheme are referred to as Partners

 

  • G&TC has funding until 28th February 2018, and we are seeking further funds to continue to establish the scheme beyond that. We aim to operate the scheme in a number of areas in the UK and work towards future self-sustainability.