Tag Archives: Care and Repair Leeds

Silverlinks – one year old!

The Silverlinks pilot project has been running for a year, and we’re now approaching the final 6 months of our project.   So what better time to reflect on what we’ve learned and achieved in the past 12 months, and what … Continue reading

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Some of our busy volunteers…..

Our Silverlinks volunteers often go over and above what we expect of them!  They give an amazing amount of time to talking older people; giving talks to groups; attending events to promote Silverlinks and meet older people who need support; … Continue reading

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Silverlinks project update

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Flagship funding and are looking forward to developing our project idea further over the next few months.   This is a fantastic opportunity to consolidate our activities and begin to replicate them … Continue reading

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Silverlinks volunteer meets Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support.

On 20 March one of our Leeds volunteers, Ken Watson, attended a meeting with Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support.  The meeting was organised by Leeds Older People’s Forum and Involve Yorkshire and Humber to discuss the … Continue reading

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Welcome to our latest volunteer!

Trude is the sixth volunteer to be recruited in Leeds as part of the Silverlinks Peer Support project. Trude has a great commitment to volunteering. She is an active member of the Holocaust Survivor Friendship Association; the Community Patient Partnership … Continue reading

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Silverlinks Project Update – April 2013

Since the last project update we’ve recruited more new volunteers in all three of our project locations, who you can read about in previous blog posts.  We now have 20 volunteers across the three locations.   We’re busy recruiting beneficiaries, and our volunteers … Continue reading

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More Silverlinks volunteers welcomed to the team in Leeds

This week, we are delighted to have welcomed two new volunteers to the Silverlinks project in Leeds, who are looking forward to supporting older people in times of crisis.   Here Barbara intoduces them to us: Kevin has joined the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Silverlinks Volunteers

We’re delighted to continue welcoming new volunteers onto the Silverlinks programme. Our Silverlinks volunteers are all trained and ready to provide a listening ear and the benefit of their experience to older people facing a crisis. Here’s a just a … Continue reading

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Digital Activism Training and Age-Friendly Cities – Guest Blog by Barbara Bailey

On 4 December, Barbara at Care & Repair Leeds attended a Digital Activism training course organised by Leeds Older People’s Forum at Leeds Central Library.     In this guest blog she tells us all about it and how it will link in … Continue reading

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Introducing the Silverlinks team – part three…

Leeds Introducing Barbara Bailey,  the Silverlinks Project Development Officer for Care & Repair Leeds.  She says: “I joined Care & Repair Leeds on 8 October having previously worked for the past 7 years as a Development Librarian for Leeds Library and … Continue reading

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