Tag Archives: Information and Advice

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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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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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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More Silverlinks stories from Nottingham

Dianne tells us another story about how Silverlinks peer support is helping older people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire: “This lady attended a coffee morning that one of the Silverlinks volunteers also attends.  This lady was saying she was wondering whether … Continue reading

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Silverlinks at Age UK Notts update

This month we have launched a new way for older people in the community to obtain advice by setting up an information stand once a month at  Riverside health point in Bulwell, so people can come along to The  Silverlinks … Continue reading

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Northumberland Silverlinks Housing and Social Care Event

Silverlinks is now operating in four localities, and today we hear from Adrienne Rowley, who delivers the Silverlinks  in Northumberland, about their first event: Age UK Northumberland (AUKN) welcomed 35 people to our first Silverlinks Information Event about housing issues … Continue reading

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