Well done to young volunteers at YOPEY who are giving up their time for people living with dementia. This project, made possible by a grant from the #iwill Fund through Suffolk Community Foundation, aims to tackle loneliness by encouraging young people to visit older people in their communities.

The volunteers receive training around what to expect and what is expected of them as part of the befriending scheme. It teaches them the skills to deal with dementia, which they may need later in their lives, whilst also easing the loneliness of residents in care homes.

For more information, please watch the BBC News video here.

The team really value your support

The team really value your support

By joining our mailing list, you will receive the occasional updates about new funds, as well as the latest news from the team.

 

We take the protection of your data seriously.

Read our Privacy Statement here

To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email which we have just sent you. Thank you for supporting Suffolk Community Foundation