Better care and assistance

Photo credit: Tawheed Manzoor

Photo credit: Tawheed Manzoor

Have you ever thought of all those people with health issues who are dependent on healthcare institutions, but are left alone at the very moment they need some informal help? And, do you think that we as a society are providing the proper care for the elderly? We believe that with the right tools, our society can do much better to combat loneliness and help the elderly and disabled.

Empowering people to support others

Social currencies are instruments that facilitate people in assisting the elderly or help vulnerable people remain independent. As a way to support and reward voluntary work, social currencies create an alternative gift economy based on time and reciprocal assistance. These programmes contribute to make communities more resilient by stimulating citizens to play a greater role in undertaking public services that remain neglected in the ordinary money economy.

Find out how we can help improve informal care in your town!