In 2015, Youth Focus North East began working with partners at Newcastle University and young people to explore the issues around intergenerational communication.

After stages of consultation, design and testing, we co-produced Ticket to Talk – a digital App which helps young people communicate with those suffering from dementia.

The Ticket to Talk beta version has since evolved now taking shape as TalkIt, thanks to the kind support of Wolf Group. The App still requires further development and testing, but with updated features, users will now be able to create communication toolkits containing photos, sound and text input to prompt conversations. The App will also feature useful links and advice to further support relationships with people suffering with dementia.

If you’d like to donate money or skills to support the completion of the TalkIt, please contact [email protected]