Found in Translation - Befriending
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 often 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 languages below to befriend these people, and help them overcome isolation.
- You speak Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Turkish, Polish, Urdu or Russian.
- You are free for 1 hour a week for 10 weeks
- You are interested in becoming part of an innovative social enterprise