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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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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 training helps older people prepare for the future

On 13th March, we held another “Housing and Care Options in Later Life” information and training session, this time held in central Manchester at the National Football Museum.   Karen, who delivers the Silverlinks project at Manchester Care and Repair, delivered … Continue reading

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Meet our new Manchester volunteer

Today we meet the latest of our peer support volunteers in Manchester.    She’ll be helping other people who are facing times of crisis and sharing with them the benefit of her own experience.  In 1986 Roz was a home owner … Continue reading

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Councillor Daniel Gillard shows his support for Silverlinks

Karen caught up with Councillor Daniel Gillard, Lead Member for Intergenerational Issues for Manchester City Council to talk about Silverlinks.  We’re delighted that Cllr Gillard has offered his support to Silverlinks and sees the value in the work we are … 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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Silverlinks launches “Later Life Housing and Care Options” training in Manchester

MANCHESTER Care & Repair held their first training session last week,  on 27th November.   Later Life Housing and Social Care Options was greatly received by the six volunteers who gave us some great positive feedback:-   “The session was of interest … Continue reading

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Volunteer recruitment underway in Manchester

MANCHESTER Care & Repair recruited their first volunteer  for one to one support in the Silverlinks project.  Pauline is a home-owner in Longsight, Manchester and was happy to support Silverlinks .  She commented “this sounds like a really good idea and … 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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