Category Archives: Project updates

Sheltered Housing: older people’s perceptions of choice and independence are key

Silverlinks in Rochdale is delivered by HMR Circle, a well-established organisation for older people.   Circle were approached by RBH (Rochdale Borough Housing) to see if any Silverlinks volunteers could help them with some research into older people’s views of … Continue reading

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Silverlinks Nottingham: Homelessness can affect anyone

Here is a blog from our Silverlinks project in Nottingham. Little did Mary Clark, Nottingham Silverlinks co-ordinator at Age UK Notts., know what a journey she would be embarking on with client Cyril when she first met him at her … Continue reading

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Silverlinks update: Rochdale

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Circle (HMR Circle) began delivering a Silverlinks project in December 2016.  HMR Circle is a membership organisation for older people in the area providing social activities as well as practical support for older people via a … Continue reading

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Silverlinks Cornwall Blog update – September 2016

Cornwall’s Silverlinks project has been working incredibly hard over the past few months to raise more awareness of later life planning and supporting our volunteers to feel confident in their role. We are meeting on a monthly basis to either … Continue reading

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Volunteer stories: Silverlinks in Cornwall

Silverlinks in Cornwall is well under way, being delivered by  Ann Hawkey and Emily Ellis from Cornwall Council’s Home Solutions Team.   Today we hear from Ann who tells us the story of one of their volunteers, Gordon, who has first-hand experience of … Continue reading

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“Looking Ahead” – new film about housing decisions in later life

Silverlinks is all about older people sharing their experiences about making housing & care decisions in later life.   We are delighted to share with you this photo film, “Looking Ahead” in which Kath Ford shares her experiences of downsizing. … Continue reading

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Sharing experiences: interview with a Silverlinks volunteer

Mrs B has been a Silverlinks volunteer for some time but due to her increasing problems with mobility and walking and feeling tired, she feels that what she can do as a volunteer is  limited.  However she kindly agreed to … Continue reading

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Introducing our new Silverlinks Co-ordinator for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Hi Everyone, I’m Mary Cann, the new Silverlinks co-ordinator for Age UK in Nottingham. I’m 58, a mother and was originally a trained nurse before making a career change 10 years ago. It was then that I began to work … Continue reading

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Workshops and talks round-up

Since the start of April 2015 Silverlinks has reached 2,564 older people through our Pass it On and Thinking Ahead workshops and information sessions.    These are workshops, talks and talks delivered by our volunteers. Our “cascade” model means that all … Continue reading

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Silverlinks at Age UK Notts update

This month we have launched a new way for older people in the community to obtain advice by setting up an information stand once a month at  Riverside health point in Bulwell, so people can come along to The  Silverlinks … Continue reading

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