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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...

A few exchanges between young people and their elderly friends

A few exchanges between young people and their elderly friends

A few exchanges between young people and their elderly friends AGE OF WISDOM – extracts from visit reports by YOPEY Befrienders   “I took part in a quiz with residents. The questions were quite hard – it seems the residents’ general knowledge is much better than...

YOPEY Befriender during the pandemic

YOPEY Befriender during the 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...

Befriending benefits young & old

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...