Welcome to Ash-worth Time Bank Rural Wellbeing

We are an innovative rural community charity encouraging people to share their skills and time with each other and with older members of the community.

We started out over 10 years ago organising job exchanges in rural Cheshire West and now have over 350 members in 14 villages giving and receiving practical help, as well as a wide range of services.  In addition to job exchanges,  we organise social and activity groups including lunch groups, Keeping History Alive, Art, German, Knitting, Pilates, Tai Chi and Textiles.  We also have a walking group and organise gentle strolls for people who prefer to walk a shorter distance.  In 4 of our villages we organise regular therapy sessions for people over 60, carers, single parents, the unemployed and people who have suffered a bereavement or are suffering from anxiety or depression.

One of our most recent initiatives is our Patient and Carer Support at Home project.  Please see PACS tab for further information.

Membership of our charity is free. We are fortunate  to be currently supported by grants from Lloyds TSB Foundation and the Tudor Trust.  In the past we have received grants from the Big Lottery, the Allen Lane Foundation, Cheshire West and Chester and Garfield Weston, for which we are extremely grateful.

We would like to thank Trafford Hall for a recent grant which has enabled us to purchase a laptop with up-to-date software which we can now use in the community.

If you want to get involved and make a difference, check out our website. You can send us a message on our contact page or phone our office on (01829) 751398.  Our email address is ash-worthtime@hotmail.co.uk.

We welcome visitors to our office Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12.30pm.

Ash-worth Time Bank, 1st Floor, Community Shop, Kelsall Road, Ashton Hayes, CH3 8BH

Ash-worth Time Bank office