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What is Your Way?

Cornwall Council has awarded The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and IOS four contracts to deliver quality services for young people across Cornwall. Collectively known as Your Way the services now available are as follows:

Community Development
Information and Advice
Emotional Resilience
Timebanking

Your Way services are being delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Xenzone-KOOTH, Penwith Community Development Trust and Volunteer Cornwall and will be jointly designed, developed and managed with young people.

Click here to find out more about Your Way partners or visit the main Your Way website.


How does the Timebank work?

The Timebank is a system in which a person gives some of their time in exchange for something else. Traditionally this could be one person giving a couple of hours of their time to paint a wall, in exchange they would receive someone else's time & skills to do something for them. With our Timebank, we have developed a credit system that allows us to offer young people who give their time the opportunity to claim rewards in the form of services, activities or items.

Time Credit systems work on a simple hour-for-hour basis: for every hour you give to your community, you earn one Time Credit, which you can then bank and spend on an activity of your choice, or alternatively, gift to another person or donate to a community group or charity.

The Timebank system is hosted by Timebanking.org using their Time & Talents database.

Click here for the Timebank login page.


How do I get involved?

If you wish to join the Time Bank Your Way, refer a young person or become a Time Bank Buddy (+19's) then you can do so by completing the Time Bank Enrolment Form or you can download the printable form to complete and send back to us either via post or email to [email protected]. If you are under the age of 16, please ensure that your parent/guarding completes the parental consent part of the sign-up form as we cannot activate your Timebank account without consent.

If you would like any more information, then you can either use the email address above or contact one of the team directly using the telephone numbers below:

  • Heidi Channell - 01872 266992 / 07866 536735
  • Rose Taylor - 01872 266990 / 07889 410036
  • Sharon Nettleton - 01872 266990 / 07968 706113
  • Andrew Phillips - 01872 265307

What are the rewards I can choose from?

Can't see anything that interests you, get in touch and let us know what you would like to see on the list.

Volunteer Cornwall Transport

1 credit is equal to 2 miles.

The journey is based on the car not the number of passengers. The more passengers carried means that the individual spend for each volunteer is reduced.

Hall for Cornwall

Tickets to any show other than comedians (subject to age restrictions) 4 credits

The Bridge Community Centre, Unit Skate Park – Launceston

Weekday sessions in skate park – 6 credits

Weekend sessions in skate park – 8 credits

Gift Vouchers (e.g. Starbucks, Pizza Hut, iTunes)

£5 – 10 credits
£10 – 20 credits
£15 – 30 credits
£20 – 40 credits

Eden Project – entrance to Eden

Child (5 – 16) – 28 credits
Adult – (16+) 50 credits

Newquay Zoo (+ Paignton)

Under 15 years – 20 credits
16 years+ - 25 credits

For more information on booking your rewards, find your desired reward and requirements for booking in the PDF document.


How do I get my rewards?

Timebank Your Way will arrange for tickets or vouchers to be sent to you and deduct the credits from your Timebank account.

Contact via email – [email protected] or phone 01872 266990 / 266992.

Notice required – generally we will get the ticket or voucher to you in 10 working days.


Frequently Asked Questions

We have produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer some of the more common queries - download a copy of our FAQ document here.

If you have any additional questions about our Timebank service and Your Way, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Contact via email – [email protected] or phone 01872 266990 / 266992.

Notice required – generally we will get the ticket or voucher to you in 10 working days.