Category Archives: Volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight: Ian

Our Silverlinks volunteers support older people who are facing decisions about their housing and care.  Many of our volunteers have had first hand experience of facing decisions about moving home in later life, having adaptations or supporting a loved one … 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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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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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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Meet the Volunteers! Silverlinks Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Here’s a blog from Mary, the Silverlinks Coordinator at Age UK Notts. Hello again. I want you to meet some of our Silverlinks team volunteers; Sadie, Judith, Gill, and Jennifer. Each has a different experience of downsizing and together they … 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 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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Northumberland Silverlinks Information Event Success

47 older people attended a free Silverlinks information event in February, held in Ashington by Age UK Northumberland, to introduce the Silverlinks project and to provide older people with information about local housing and care services. Tracy Collins, Head of … Continue reading

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Silverlinks supporting older people leaving hospital

Last week I accompanied Silverlinks Coordinator Dianne from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and Silverlinks volunteer Colin, to do their “rounds” at Lingsbar hospital in Nottingham, in what turned out to be a very interesting visit and insight into how … Continue reading

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Better Life Leeds: Interviews with Silverlinks volunteers

Silverlinks features in a piece published by Better Life Leeds today, including a great interview with two of our Silverlinks volunteers. You can read and enjoy it here: https://betterlivesleeds.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/silverlinks-enabling-older-people-to-manage-life-changes/

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