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How timebanking can help rebuilding community spirit | Valerie Miller | TEDxDouglas

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Published on Dec 17, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Change comes only from those who act...

Valerie Miller is one of the co-founders of Mother T's, a community centre whose objective is to rebuild community, facilitate connection and tackle problems such as loneliness and isolation. The team are setting up a 'time bank’, a system of reciprocal service exchange where hours of time are used as currency. The team behind Mother T's believe it has the potential to transform the way we live our lives, putting the emphasis back on 'community'. Valerie and the Mother T's team drew inspiration from friends who recently set up a similar project, Northern Lights, in Ramsey.

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