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Silverlinks update: Rochdale

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Circle (HMR Circle) began delivering a Silverlinks project in December 2016.  HMR Circle is a membership organisation for older people in the area providing social activities as well as practical support for older people via a … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ian

Our Silverlinks volunteers support older people who are facing decisions about their housing and care.  Many of our volunteers have had first hand experience of facing decisions about moving home in later life, having adaptations or supporting a loved one … 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 Volunteer’s Story

This week we have a new Silverlinks volunteer, Pam, at West of England Care & Repair. We asked Pam to introduce herself and tell us a bit about her experiences and how she came to volunteer for Silverlinks: I was … 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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Introducing our new Silverlinks Co-ordinator for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Hi Everyone, I’m Mary Cann, the new Silverlinks co-ordinator for Age UK in Nottingham. I’m 58, a mother and was originally a trained nurse before making a career change 10 years ago. It was then that I began to work … Continue reading

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Silverlinks volunteers helping to make cooking easier

West of England Care & Repair (WE C&R) held an open day last week around the theme of making cooking easier for older and disabled people.  The event demonstrated how to make quick, delicious and healthy meals, as well as … 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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