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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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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 Northumberland Information Event in Prudhoe 

Age UK Northumberland’s Silverlinks Project held an information event in Prudhoe, a small town in the west of the county.  The event provided information stands from agencies as varied local social housing providers, care providers, alarm systems and disability furniture … Continue reading

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Workshops and talks round-up

Since the start of April 2015 Silverlinks has reached 2,564 older people through our Pass it On and Thinking Ahead workshops and information sessions.    These are workshops, talks and talks delivered by our volunteers. Our “cascade” model means that all … 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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Planning for the future – housing and retirement

Silverlinks  Pre-retirement Training  Approaching retirement is exciting but can also be quite daunting – those coming up to retirement face a number of changes to their lifestyle.   We want to equip people facing this transition with the information they … Continue reading

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Lots happening for our busy Bristol volunteers !

In out last blog post we told you about the large amount of volunteering hours we have recorded so far during the Silverlinks project.   Here’s some more detail on some of the many different activities our volunteers in Bristol (all … Continue reading

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Silverlinks update from Bristol

An update on Silverlinks activities happening in Bristol by Judy. Our Silverlinks volunteers in Bristol recently attended a training session in housing options from one of West England Care & Repair’s very experienced caseworkers – Audrey Heard.  They learnt about the … Continue reading

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Silverlinks Project Update

Silverlinks project update Silverlinks has been up and running for just under two months, and we’ve been busy getting everything into place ready for our first volunteers.  Here’s an update on how we’re doing. Project staff All of our staff … Continue reading

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Introducing the Silverlinks team – part two

Manchester Introducing Karen Kennedy, the Silverlinks Project Development Officer in Manchester. Karen has  worked at Manchester Care & Repair now for 12 years,  starting employment there working on the Steps to Safety Falls Prevention Project where she visited older people in … Continue reading

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