We are really delighted to announce that Carers Network is now managing the Carers Time Bank across Westminster, making us the one-stop-shop for carers services across the City of Westminster.
Carers Network believes this will mean that even more carers in the borough get to enjoy the benefits of the Carers Time Bank along with the existing support, activities, advice and services of Carers Network, which delivers carers services on behalf of Westminster Council.
We are delighted that the current Time Bank team, Viola Etienne and Siyane Debela-Dinssa, will continue to run the service and will be based with Carers Network in the busy Beethoven community Centre in Queen’s Park.
The Carers Time Bank was previously run by the longstanding and well-regarded local charity Westminster Carers Service. Trustees of Westminster Carers Service began discussions with Carers Network in early 2015 to explore how the organisations could work more closely together and agreed that the best option for Time Bank members and future members would be for Carers Network to take over the running of the Time Bank. This is due to the size of Carers Network, the links to other services and contracts, the variety of work we offer and our reach. Carers Network believes that the valuable work of the Time Bank really complements our existing work with carers. Following the transfer Westminster Carers Service will wind up as an organisation, leaving behind a proud history of valuable work to support unpaid carers in the borough.
Find out more about the Time Bank and how to get involved here.