Found in Translation - Befriending

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We are currently piloting a new "Found in Translation" befriending service, aimed at older people with dementia who have lost their ability to speak English.

Dementia is associated with memory loss, and people that have learned English as a second language can forget it at an advanced stage of the disease. This can leave these adults very isolated, as they become unable to communicate with family, friends and care staff.

We are looking for fluent speakers of the language below to befriend these people, and helping them overcome isolation. 


Requirements:

  • You speak Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Turkish, Polish, Urdu or Russian.
  • You are free for 1 hour a week 10 weeks
  • You are interested in becoming part of an innovative social enterprise