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Survey of virtual YOPEY Befrienders

Survey of virtual YOPEY Befrienders

'Virtual' YOPEY Befriender is a winner for young and old, care homes and schools A pioneering scheme that brings together elderly care home residents and teenage school students in friendship and companionship hopes to emerge from covid stronger than ever. The charity...

YOPEY Befriender during pandemic

In normal times this charity runs befriending schemes between schools and care homes, mainly in the East of England. We have contributed to homes being upgraded by the CQC. We aim to return to face-to-face befriending in the autumn of 2022. Meanwhile we are inviting...

A few exchanges between young people and their elderly friends

AGE OF WISDOM – extracts from visit reports by YOPEY Befrienders “Douglas is 96! He spoke about his wife but exclaimed that she isn’t in heaven because there is no such thing as god and that we live on a dying world so he is leaving at the right time before it can get...

Befriending benefits young & old

Every Sunday afternoon the old man would wait at the window for that first glimpse of his friend coming to visit him. Before she entered the care home, Mary would always smile and wave at him. This all sounds very ordinary until you learn the man had dementia and Mary...