To contact a Read Easy group about learning to read or volunteering, please find their details on our find your nearest group page.

For all other enquiries, please contact either your local Regional Adviser or the Read Easy UK Central Office on 01388 435 021.

Our Central Office team


Carla Priddon

Chief Executive

Deb Piper

Head of Regional Operations

Faye Padfield

Head of Administration
& Finance

Danny Whyte

Head of Trusts Fundraising

Louise Brown-Knott

Administration & Support Manager

Helen Meadows

Coach Training Lead

Emily Fitchett

Team Administrator

Our Regional Advisers

Our Regional Advisers work mainly two days a week offering support and guidance to local groups and Pioneers in the regions listed.

Kris Ventris-Field

Regional Adviser for the Central West region

Verity Cross

Regional Adviser for the Central East region

Helen Beesley

Regional Adviser for the South West region

Michelle Baker

Regional Adviser for the Southern region

Karen Wood

Regional Adviser for the North West region

Gail Dawson

Regional Adviser for London South & South East

Susan Hollins

Regional Adviser for London North & Area

Sue Jackson

Regional Adviser for Yorkshire & the North East

Our freelance Trainers

Our experienced and knowledgeable Trainers are responsible for running online training sessions for new volunteer Reading Coaches.


Florent Zwiers

Julia Hanson-Abbott

Jenny Sutton

It was embarrassing asking other people to read for me. If a letter came for me, I’d have to take a photo of it on my phone and send it to my sister-in-law who would then ring and read it out to me. Now, when I get sent a letter, I get the drift of what is being said. You’re never too old to learn new things, and if I can encourage other people to do the same, I will.

Graham –  Reader, Read Easy Hull