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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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Volunteer Stories

Today we hear from Pat in Leeds, who recently downsized and has now become a Silverlinks volunteer: “When I started Family History little did I know that it would lead to me selling up and downsizing to a sheltered housing … Continue reading

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Super Silverlinks volunteer Ken receives “Unsung Hero” recognition

We are delighted that one of our Silverlinks volunteers in Leeds, Ken, was nominated for the Foundations “Unsung Hero” award by Care & Repair Leeds earlier this year and has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition.  Here’s a picture of … Continue reading

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Silverlinks story features in Yorkshire Post

A great article featured in the Yorkshire Post about Silverlinks today, featuring one of our fantastic volunteers, Ken, and Iris, who he has been supporting. You can read the article by clicking here .

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Celebrating Big Lottery Grant Success for Silverlinks!

We are delighted to announce that Silverlinks has been listed as one of the Big Lottery’s Silver Dreams Flagship projects.    Care & Repair England have been awarded £1million to expand Silverlinks to other areas across the UK.  We will continue … 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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Otley “Older Person Friendly” Neighbourhood Audit

One of the outcomes of the Silverlinks project was to pilot an “older-person friendly” audit in a local community.    The aim of the audit is that it will enable older people within a neighbourhood to have a voice about what’s … Continue reading

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December project update – focus on formal and informal information sharing

One of the aims of Silverlinks is to equip older people with knowledge and information that they are able to pass on to other older people in order to support them when facing times of transition, or to help them … Continue reading

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“If I could lift my house and move it, I would”.

In the first of a number of case studies, we are sharing some of the stories of the older people who have been supported by our volunteers.  Today we meet Mrs R and find out how a Silverlinks volunteer supported … 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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