A few of our fans
Here are a few of the endorsements YOPEY Dementia Befriender has received over the last 18 months...
From a council
Cllr Robin Millar, Cabinet Member for Families and Communities at Forest Heath District Council, said: “Many people in care homes, even if they are visited regularly by their family, may still feel lonely and isolated. The great thing about this Yopey Befriender scheme is that not only does it help lift some of that feeling of loneliness, which then has a positive impact on health and wellbeing, but it also brings generations together.
“For the older people its shows them that young people are not the national tabloid stereotypical hoodies out to cause trouble and fear,
From care inspectors
This is an extract from an inspection report by the Care Quality Commission on the Windmill House care home in Wymondham, Norfolk, which rated the care home Outstanding.
So far YOPEY has worked with about 20 care homes. Our YOPEY Befrienders have contributed to at least 3 of those homes being rated Oustanding by the CQC.