Founded in 2008, Tempo has established Time Credits networks in six regions across the UK. The Time Credits approach builds on the model of Time Banking; a currency system that uses time as the unit of exchange.
This Time Credits programme is active in seven regions across England and Wales. Time Credits programmes work with a range of partners including local authorities, NHS and CCGs, in housing and schools.
Over 50,000 people have now earned more than 700,000 Time Credits by volunteering time in the local community and then spending those Time Credits on hundreds of activities as diverse as ice skating, classical music concerts or floristry tuition.
To support Tempo’s five-year strategy goals of achieving 2.5m Time Credits earnt and spent involving a quarter of a million people in their communities, a clear need was identified for a new learning platform. Continuously developing Tempo’s staff across multiple offices is a key organisational enabler whilst also managing costs by moving from a face to face training approach to blended learning.
In addition, a diverse volunteer network needs easy access to learning content and the Tempo partner network requires a mixture of engagement and training materials which are all accessible on any device in any location.