I don’t offer concessionary places, because I believe my prices are fair and reflect my level of training and experience. However, I know that during your pregnancy and postnatally these times can be financially very stressful. So if money is an issue, I would always rather you made me a reasonable offer than simply stayed away. (This also applies if your financial circumstances change once you have a space in a class.)
I am also open to offers of skill swaps/exchange of services.
Please contact me if you would like to have a chat. Cx
So not sure if any of you know about LETS (are local community-based mutual aid networks in which people exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another, without the need for money) and Transition (www.transitionnetwork.org)?
I have always been really interested in a different way of earning & utilising income/credits.
How does it work?
e.g. X has a skill as teacher and offers personal tuition for £18 per hour she offers A the service of 6 hours of her tutoring = 6 x £18 and therefore has a banked credit of £108.00 to utilise in some form or other with another member of the community. She wants to exchange a partial amount of her credit with B who offers massage therapy and therefore uses £40 of her £108.00 leaving her a balance of £68.00 to utilise as she needs to.
These are grassroots initiatives they are open to everyone – people of all ages, skills and abilities; local clubs and associations; voluntary groups, charities, community initiatives; housing co-operatives, small businesses and local services – helping everyone to give and take, connect to new resources, and find a genuine community identity.
It would offer equal opportunities to all – whether employed or unemployed, financially secure or on low income, black or white, able or disabled. It would use a system of community credits, so that direct exchanges do not have to be made. People earn Community credits by providing a service, and can then spend the credits on whatever is offered by others on the scheme: for example childcare, transport, food, home repairs or the hire of tools and equipment.
Would anyone be interested in a system like this? It would need to be managed etc and transactions recorded. If there is any interest please respond in the thread below. Cx