1 December 2022
Woolmer Forest Timebank Collaborates with Citizens Advice Hampshire
Without the fantastic members (approximately 150 of them) The Woolmer Forest timebank would not be the success that it is today. So many of them give up their time to help others and participate in Timebank events making Bordon and the surrounding areas a fun and supportive community to belong to.
Word has spread about the Timebank so when they were approached by Citizens Advice Hampshire asking for an actor for their new project, they knew Sue was the member for the job.
Citizens Advice Home & Well project aims to keep people safe and well in their own homes, to reduce the risk of hospital re/admission. They work with the utility companies to support clients by registering them on the Priority Service Register (this means that if there is a power outage or the water is switched off) the client will be at the top of the list to get a visit from the utility company to put the power back on.
They will also provide advice about what energy tariff they could be on, which is really important at the present time, in addition to wrap-around support such as advice about debt.
The video was really important to produce as a way of showing what impact the project can have on helping people to remain in their own homes Timebank Member Sue Kerr has been supportive to Timebank projects over the years and has been involved in Amateur dramatics, she was pleased to be able to help.
Sue was visited by a student studying Film Production at Alton College, and played the role of a lady who has been in hospital (with a hip operation) and has concerns about returning home after her stay.
The video has been such a success that it is through to the first round of The UK Smiley Charity Film Awards!
Thank you Sue for your Time.