Tag Archives: older people

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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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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Volunteer stories: Silverlinks in Cornwall

Silverlinks in Cornwall is well under way, being delivered by  Ann Hawkey and Emily Ellis from Cornwall Council’s Home Solutions Team.   Today we hear from Ann who tells us the story of one of their volunteers, Gordon, who has first-hand experience of … 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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Meet the Volunteers! Silverlinks Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Here’s a blog from Mary, the Silverlinks Coordinator at Age UK Notts. Hello again. I want you to meet some of our Silverlinks team volunteers; Sadie, Judith, Gill, and Jennifer. Each has a different experience of downsizing and together they … Continue reading

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Celebrating volunteering

We are very proud of our volunteers from our Silverlinks project at West of England Care & Repair (WE Care & Repair) who recently won an award for ‘Best Group’ at the annual Celebrating Age festival held at the M-Shed in … Continue reading

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Silverlinks Success Stories – Nottingham

Here’s the first of two stories from Dianne, the Silverlinks Coordinator in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, about how the project has helped one older lady: “This lady had been struggling for many years with arthritis and at 68 was facing hip, knees and … 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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Silverlinks “made me feel more positive about my options”

Here’s a really positive story from the Silverlinks team in the West of England, about how talking to a volunteer about your available options can really help: One of our volunteers met with a 66 year old client who has an ongoing … 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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