YOPEY Befriender '14-15

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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JFK Hemel Erik Kerr who went on to win a YOPEY award

What did you think of the training?
I thought that the training was both very informative and enjoyable to experience that will be able to help me in the future.
What did you get out of it?
I learnt more about Dementia and all of the different types and how to talk, and deal with people with dementia so that I can if possible to make their lives better from just talking to them to making a book/movie on their life history.
And what do you hope to achieve from taking part in this scheme?
I hope to be able to help enrich the life of at least one person with Dementia and maybe be able to make a life history for that person to give to their families so that they can have somethings to talk about when they visit.

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Rushcliffe's Hannah Edwards

"I thought the training was very informative and presented in an interesting and engaging way. I enjoyed the range activities we did: group discussions, cutting and sticking and 'bingo'.

I gained a more accurate understanding of dementia and I learnt that there is more to it than just memory loss and old age. However, it was important to remember that people with dementia can still live well.

I hope to make a positive impact on the residents' lives and remind them them that they

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Rushcliffe's James Cottam

"I really enjoyed the training. It helped me understand a lot more about dementia that I was not aware of previously, such as dementia not being a natural part of ageing. I think the training helped me understand what it may be like to have dementia and the stresses it would bring.

By being a YOPEY Befriender I hope to make an elderly person, with or without dementia, happier than they would be without any company.

I was motivated to join this scheme because I know how lonely my Grandma sometimes...
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St Michael's Shannon Grehan

What did you think of the training?
I found the training very informative and helpful and something which I could use all through my life.

What did you get out of it?
I learnt a lot about dementia which has made me feel a lot more confident and comfortable to be able to proceed with the process. The training has also made me realise how the little things like talking to the residents and creating a Life History can mean so much

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St Michael's Georgia Walton

What did you think of the training?
I found the training really helped me in getting to understand what working and being in an old people's home is about. I was also able to get a greater understanding of the conditions, such as dementia, have on the lives of those who suffer with it.
 
What did you get out of it?
I was able to get an understanding of what was to come for me in the care home. I gathered more information than

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St Michael's Tyler Herson

What did you think of the training?
I thought the training was very beneficial as any questions or concerns I had were answered and explained.

What did you get out of it?
I gained a better understanding of diseases such as dementia and how to relate to someone with this disease. This  made me feel confident about taking part in YOPEY Befriender scheme.

And what do you hope to achieve

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Parmiter's Tilly Gordon

What did you think of the training?
I found it very interesting. Lancaster Court seems like a lovely place, and I enjoyed getting a rough idea as to what volunteering at the care home will be like.

What did you get out of it?
I leant lots about dementia, including the different types and also how to act with somebody who suffers. It was very helpful to know as I have not had much experience with somebody with dementia.

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Parmiter's Rosie Parkinson

What did you think of the training?
The training was well organised. Our trainer was friendly and good at getting everyone involved in the session.

What did you get out of it?
I thought the training helped us all to understand how dementia can affect different people in different ways. But more importably the training taught me how we can still add value to the lives of people living

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Francis Combe Ailsa Tosh

What did you think of the training?
I thought it was a very effective way of preparing us for the YOPEY Befriending scheme. It gave me so much useful information about what it is like to live with dementia and how to behave around and help those who have dementia.

What did you get out of it?
I was able to take away a broader understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. I also now feel more confident about taking part in the scheme...
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Francis Combe Gabrielle Hullait

What did you think of the training?
What did you get out of it?
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Francis Combe Emily Wright

What did you think of the training?
I found the training eye-opening! It gave me the skills to enable me to develop my understanding of the elderly and the dementia illnesses that they may be facing. It also quashed any concerns I had about my experiences to come at Greenbanks care home or Victoria day centre.

What did you get out of it?
I got a variety of skills and an element of understanding about dementia.

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