Tag Archives: Housing choices

Integration in Action: new report from Silverlinks Nottinghamshire

A new report published by Care & Repair England highlights the impact of housing and health, with focus on how the Silverlinks programme in Nottinghamshire (delivered by Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire) is helping older people being discharged from hospital. The … Continue reading

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Silverlinks “Options for Housing & Care in Later Life” event in Hackney

Thursday saw the first of the Silverlinks activities in Hackney, London.  Silverlinks in Hackney and the City of London is being delivered by MRS Independent Living. MRS held an event in a local community centre, part of a housing area called Banister House in Homerton.  The event, “Options for … Continue reading

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Sheltered Housing: older people’s perceptions of choice and independence are key

Silverlinks in Rochdale is delivered by HMR Circle, a well-established organisation for older people.   Circle were approached by RBH (Rochdale Borough Housing) to see if any Silverlinks volunteers could help them with some research into older people’s views of … Continue reading

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“Looking Ahead” – new film about housing decisions in later life

Silverlinks is all about older people sharing their experiences about making housing & care decisions in later life.   We are delighted to share with you this photo film, “Looking Ahead” in which Kath Ford shares her experiences of downsizing. … Continue reading

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Northumberland Silverlinks Event – Wooler 2016

Following the success of last year’s event in Wooler, North Northumberland, which was based around helping older people find the right property for their needs, it was decided to focus this year’s event on providing information for clients who would … Continue reading

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Silverlinks launches new Housing, Care & Related Finance “teach yourself” booklet

Silverlinks has developed a new “teach yourself” booklet which is now available to use. “Thinking Ahead: Housing, Care & Related Finance in Later Life” covers different aspects of making decisions about housing & care, to help people reach informed decisions … Continue reading

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Pass it On workshop – Brighton

Today we hear from Nicola Benge, who delivered a Silverlinks Pass it On workshop for the Memories Past group in Brighton earlier this week.  “As a reminiscence and third age group facilitator through the Brighton based heritage organisation Strike a … Continue reading

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Silverlinks peer support in action

Silverlinks volunteers support other older people who need to make informed decisions about their housing and/or care.    Our volunteers all have experience in facing and dealing with some kind of housing decision – whether to move or stay put, have … 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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“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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