Tag 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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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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Activity update from Bristol

Here’s an update on what our volunteers have been up to recently: Last week the Silverlinks volunteers in Bristol all attended their first volunteers’ meeting of the new year.  Avon &Wiltshire Fire Service, Watch Manager, Ian Weston gave a fascinating … Continue reading

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Bristol Silverlinks case study

Here’s a recent case study which Judy has written for us, about the support one of our Bristol volunteers, Liz,  has been giving to two older people in the local area: Liz has been supporting some friends of hers in … Continue reading

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2013 Project Round Up

It’s that time of year when we like to look back on what’s happened and celebrate what’s been achieved in the last year. Our busy volunteers have so far given help, advice and support about housing to an impressive 800 … Continue reading

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“What I enjoy about volunteering” – we chat to one of our busy Bristol volunteers

Since Silverlinks began in October 2012, our fantastic volunteers in Bristol have spoken to over 700 older people by talking at over 50 events and groups, such as the “Tuesday Friends” group below. Yesterday, our Silverlinks worker Liz Freeman and … Continue reading

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Silverlinks activity update

Manchester Earlier this month, Silverlinks in Manchester ran another “Housing and Care Options in Later Life”  training session – this time to The Phoenix Club, a well established community group that has been going for 15 years at St Andrews … Continue reading

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