*Time Swap concept was invented as Time Dollars in the USA by Edgar Cahn. The program, named Timekeeper, was created by Kent Gordan. Kent's compensation for creating Timekeeper and making it available at no charge to Time Dollar organisations, has been in Time Dollars. *Edgar Cahn, at the invite of the Urban Health Partnership and New Economics Foundation came to London in October 1997, to explain how the idea works in the USA. *We thought Time Dollars would help us to work in a different way so we included it in our proposal to be part of the National Better Government for Older People programme. *To suit UK terminology we are calling Time Dollars Time Swap and as we intend to open it up to include personal interests and hobies we are looking at it as a club. *5th of June 1998 was the official launch of the National Programme - Watford is one of 28 Authorities across the UK chosen to be part of this initiative. We are now making Time Swap real.