YOPEY Befriender Case Study

YOPEY Befriender – or YOPEY Dementia Befriender to give it its full name – is a scheme where young people volunteer to provide company to lonely elderly people in care homes.


The YOPEY business has changed significantly over the last few years, due to COVID-19 and a focus on helping people in care homes.

The current website did very little to attract volunteers or sponsors. It was also very hard to update and maintain, based on an old platform.

The challenge was to give a much clearer picture of the activities of YOPEY BeFriender to schools, children, care homes and sponsors and allow YOPEY to add news, case studies and other information in future. The design also needed modernising.


Realnet discussed the requirements with Tony at YOPEY and planned out a more intuitive customer journey.

We then created a modern design for the website to encourage visitors to explore the site further.


YOPEY's new website has a fresh and modern look. In the words of YOPEY's founder, "Realnet has donated time and skill to this charity to create an ultra-modern, yet easy-to-navigate website."


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