YOPEY Befriender during pandemic:
In normal times this charity runs befriending schemes where schoolchildren visit the elderly in care homes, mainly in the East of England. We have contributed to homes being upgraded to outstanding. We aim to return to face-to-face befriending in the autumn of 2022.
Meanwhile we are inviting schools to take part in four ‘virtual’ initiatives we started during the pandemic to support care home residents. We are mainly interested in sixth forms in the East of England taking part, but will consider applications from schools in other areas and different age groups.