Students celebrate six months of befriending care home residents

YOPEY befrienders with care home residents in Wymondham. PHOTO: John Bulpitt.

YOPEY befrienders with care home residents in Wymondham. PHOTO: John Bulpitt. - Credit: Archant

A group of year 12 students have visited a care home more than 150 times this year.

YOPEY befrienders with care home residents in Wymondham. PHOTO: John Bulpitt.

YOPEY befrienders with care home residents in Wymondham. PHOTO: John Bulpitt. - Credit: Archant

On May 22, eight of the 12 Young People of the Year (YOPEY) befrienders gathered for a celebration at Windmill House, Wymondham.

The students, from Wymondham High Academy, go to the care home each week to visit the residents.

The event was attended by a Deputy Lieutenant of behalf of the Norfolk Lieutenancy.

Melinda Raker, DL, said: 'The initiative is so impressive as are the young people and the marvellous support for the scheme from the wonderful care home staff.


You may also want to watch:


'There is clearly a real connection with the residents by the young which I found very moving.'

Keri Kennett, 17, said: 'We spent time talking to the residents, helping serving tea and coffee and a range of tasty food. The atmosphere was lovely and everyone had a great time.'

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus