Writing Back

Writing Back is an award-winning pen pal project which pairs international postgraduates with older residents across Yorkshire to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.

Loneliness is an issue for many older people, especially those with limited mobility; equally, many university students may experience homesickness or a desire to better connect with others.

The Writing Back project matches pen pals based on their interestsand they email each other at least once a fortnight.

Writing Back Leeds is part of the wider Writing Back model founded by Dr Georgina Binnie: www.writingback.co.uk

Apply

You can use this form to find out more and apply to be a volunteer pen pal. The deadline to apply is 11.59pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021.