Adele Clough – Mentor
I began working in the community in Hull in 2000.
My passion and drive is a belief that everyone deserves to live their happiest, most fulfilling life.
I trained as a life coach in 2005 and have worked with individuals and groups since then on all aspects of well-being and life including careers coaching.
I am host of the Get Inspired radio show on Smile Radio. My role at the Timebank is a perfect fit as it combines my love of coaching and mentoring with working in the community.
I am thrilled that this project makes mentoring and coaching widely available to people from all walks of life.
Dave Langcaster – Mentor
My name is Dave (not David). I joined Timebank in 2018 after being made redundant, and with time on my hands I wanted to try to give something back to my community. I became a part-time mentor and member of staff in 2020, and I’m delighted to be part of the team. I have a Masters’ degree in Computing, but I don’t let that get in the way of doing lots of community based work, and Mutual Aid is one of my many passions. Other things I do are planting trees, working with Trade Unions, teaching, and I’ve even had a go at running my own small IT business.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with people, and helping them to make the most of their talents and abilities. I also think it’s essential that people share their skills to help others, and that by working together we can build a better future for ourselves and future generations!
Dan Galbraith – Mentor
My role in the FutureShift project involves supporting people in Hull who would like to start their own business, which could involve writing a business plan, choosing a legal structure, creating a website, registering as self-employed, creating business cards, and much more.
I am passionate about helping people to create work that is meaningful, in an area that inspires them. Although I am happy to offer to support to anyone who is starting or running their own business, my knowledge and experience means I am particularly well positioned to work with those who are looking to start coops or non-profit organisations aiming to have a positive social or environmental impact.
I am also a Director of a local worker cooperative called Susdrainable, which means I am able to use my personal experience to help others. I am friendly and always happy to help! If it sounds like what I offer could be useful to you, you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran Ellis – Mentor
I joined the TimeBank in November 2021 and support the Future Shift team with communications and marketing.
Outside of work, I love hiking, nurturing plants, and co-creating festivals.
Kate Macdonald – Timebank Founder
I’m Kate, founder of the TimeBank and delighted to be offering this programme to the people of Hull. I know the impact that being made redundant can have on you. I’ve experienced this myself back in 2006 when I was made redundant from a role I loved and was passionate about. I realised at that point how much our job role can get tied up in how we see ourselves in the world. So often the first question people ask is ‘what do you do?’. Feeling you have something to contribute is so important and I had a big knock to my self-esteem at that time which took a while to recover from.
But that is what this programme is all about. Understanding that these feelings are normal and giving space to get in touch with who you are, what you love, and perhaps ideas and dreams which you’ve not had the opportunity to explore as options before. The TimeBank and Mutual Aid Hub offers mechanisms and spaces to try things, connect to people who can mentor, share skills, spaces or equipment to get you going.
Angi Beckett – Administrator
I joined TimeBank as a member a couple of years ago because it’s a great opportunity to save money by sharing skills and time. I’ve since become the ambassador for Withernsea, instigating the setting up of the branch there. In December the opportunity arose to join the Mutual Aid through Business project which felt like a job just made for me as I have a long background in administration of various sorts and totally want to progress the ideas encompassed in mutual aid.
I am also a member of various groups. These include Withernsea Big Local, which offers community members money to carry out projects to enhance the locality, Neighbourhood Watch, which these days is less about watching out for criminals and more about watching out for neighbours who might need some assistance in feeling safer. Both these groups sit very well with the work we undertake at Marfleet and I am finding so many links and connections between them very exciting.