Category Archives: Bristol

Silverlinks Volunteer’s Story

This week we have a new Silverlinks volunteer, Pam, at West of England Care & Repair. We asked Pam to introduce herself and tell us a bit about her experiences and how she came to volunteer for Silverlinks: I was … Continue reading

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Celebrating volunteering

We are very proud of our volunteers from our Silverlinks project at West of England Care & Repair (WE Care & Repair) who recently won an award for ‘Best Group’ at the annual Celebrating Age festival held at the M-Shed in … Continue reading

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Silverlinks volunteers helping to make cooking easier

West of England Care & Repair (WE C&R) held an open day last week around the theme of making cooking easier for older and disabled people.  The event demonstrated how to make quick, delicious and healthy meals, as well as … Continue reading

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Introducing our newest Silverlinks volunteer

We are very pleased to have a new volunteer in Bristol called Frank Yeomans.  Frank first came along to one of the first Silverlinks workshops called “Thinking Ahead – housing options in later life” session which he had heard about … Continue reading

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Silverlinks volunteers learn to Keep Calm and Pass it On

Vicki Jones, the Silverlinks Training and Information Development Coordinator, visited West of England Care and Repair (WE Care and Repair) in Bristol to run a training session with six willing Silverlinks volunteers – or “Slinkies” as they are known in … Continue reading

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Silverlinks open day in Bristol

We had an open day today at West of England Care & Repair in Bristol from 11am-3pm. 6 Silverlinks volunteers helped us.  In particular 5 of the volunteers, Isobel, Lee, Liz, Jan and Barbara all led guided tours of our Waterloo … Continue reading

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Silverlinks on local radio in Bristol – a chance to listen

Jeanne, one of our Silverlinks volunteers, starred on local radio station  Ujima Radio in Bristol recently, along with Matt Rogers from West of England Care & Repair.  They talked about Silverlinks, the services offered by West of England Care & … Continue reading

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Latest “Thinking Ahead ” workshop feedback

Here’s some feedback from Judy and Lois at West of England Care & Repair, about their latest Thinking Ahead workshop.  The workshop aims to get people thinking ahead about their housing and how their needs might change in future – how they … Continue reading

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Bristol volunteers update

Here’s what some of our volunteers have been up to recently: On Saturday 5th July, Bristol held its famous St Paul’s Afrikan Caribbean Carnival.  St Paul’s Carnival is one of the most vibrant and well attended of the city’s annual … Continue reading

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The Great Kitchen Pantomime – final act

We hear again from one of our volunteers ,Jeanne, and her diary from the last few weeks of having her new kitchen installed. She also shares some hints for coping with living in a restricted environment! Thank you Jeanne for … Continue reading

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