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Time Swap in Derbyshire Dales

Time Swap has been successfully running in the Derbyshire Dales for some time. However, in March 2019 the area was appointed a dedicated Time Swap officer who is working to develop the scheme.

In recent months there have been many hours of time and skills swapped in the Derbyshire Dales including gardening, music lessons, the growth of a Time Swap band, DIY, curtain repairs, tip runs, help in the home, craft groups, companionship and much, much more. The community is developing with generous members donating their hours to less able members of the Time Swap scheme, which is amazing.

The dales branch of the scheme is working to increase membership, swap more hours and take part in more group events.

If you want to join Time Swap in Derbyshire Dales you can find out more about how the Time Swap Scheme works and apply to be a Time Swap member.

You can also see examples of Time Swaps.

The Time Swap officer for Derbyshire Dales is Mel Dorna, email:

Drop in sessions

There are monthly drop-in sessions in Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Matlock, where members can meet for a cuppa and a chat. Anyone interested in the scheme can come along and be sure of a warm welcome.


Sessions at Ashbourne Library are held from 10:30am to midday on:

  • Wednesday 25 March 2020


Sessions at Meadow View Care Centre are held from 11am to midday on:

  • Monday 23 March 2020


Monthly newsletters are published including member's requests, news and relevant information from across the Derbyshire Dales.

You'll find the most recent newsletters attached to this page.

If you're a Time Swap member and you want to respond to or make a request you'll need to contact your local broker, Mel Dorna, Time Swap officer, email:

Time Swap members in action

2 people in a church enjoying refreshments
2 people walking with a dog
group of people and a dog standing in a field
Time swap members standing in a garden