Portobello Timebank – is a sharing community on the East side of Edinburgh, Scotland. Members request help from other members and payment is simply the time it takes. The person that helps, is credited by the amount of time taken and can subsequently spend this by asking another member to help them.
There can be huge satisfaction in meeting members, completing exchanges, making new friends and feeling part of the community. See what is a timebank for further details, including an animated explanation on YouTube.
Timebank members have been actively involved in setting up several neighborhood self-support groups as we believe this is the most effective way of getting help to people who are self-isolating, and we continue to offer this assistance to anyone wanting to set up a group for their own street. We can also provide social support over the telephone. For either of these, please send details initially via our contact form
For shopping, we recommend you contact Porty Coronavirus Action