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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Portobello Timebank

Portobello Timebank membership is subscription-free. All you have to do is fill in an application form using the Join button below.

You will be asked to supply a password which is the one you will use when you go on to manage your Time and Talents account on the international hOurworld website (

We do NOT require a Basic Disclosure certificate but instead we ask you to provide two referees who are not family members. If you supply valid email addresses for your referees your application will be processed more quickly.

Once your references have been received we will activate your membership** and invite you to attend a short induction session where we will show you how to operate your Time and Talents account and help you enter your first offers and requests. ** Please add to the Safe Senders list in your email system to ensure you receive our communications.

You will get 5 hours (time credits) just for attending the induction, so you can start timebanking straight away. Don't wait to be asked - if you see an offer or request you can deal with, reply to it directly.

Every Monday morning you will receive the automated weekly email showing a roundup of new information on Time and Talents. (If you don't receive this email, or if it suddenly stops being delivered, please check your spam box.)

Please see for link to application form.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
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Contact Telephone: 07968 090 530
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This record was last modified on: 29 November 2018