Tag Archives: Care and Repair Manchester

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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Housing Options in Later Life – Focus on Silverlinks training sessions

In the past few blogs we’ve mentioned some of our training sessions – later life housing and care options, and housing options in retirement.  Both of these different types of training really help older people to start planning for their … 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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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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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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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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Manchester volunteers promoting Silverlinks to older people

At a recent Older People’s Forum event at the Town Hall Manchester, Silverlinks volunteers Margaret and Roz were promoting the Silverlinks Project by handing out flyers and answering any queries.  Margaret commented “It was nice to be involved in promoting … Continue reading

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Latest “Housing & Social Care Options” training update

On 29th April  Karen delivered another training session to 16 older people – the youngest of whom was 64 and the oldest was 93  – on Housing & Social Care Options.  This was held in St Bernards Church, Burnage, Manchester.   The … 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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