Read Easy Exeter

Alexa Lachlan

Email: alexa@readeasy.org.uk

Jolene Warren

Email: jolene@readeasy.org.uk

About the group:

Read Easy Exeter was set up in February 2018 and we are already beginning to meet the needs of a number of adults who have asked for help with their reading. The range of needs is broad – some are complete beginners and others want to improve their reading skills. However all, in the few months that they have been working with their Reading Coaches, are making great progress. The aim for each Reader is to meet twice a week for 30 minutes on each occasion. Our volunteer Reading Coaches find the challenge very rewarding and are really helping to change lives.

In addition to Reading Coaches, we welcome team members who can help make contacts with local communities in Exeter – people who are happy to network and to pass on what we do. Schools, Children’s groups, other charities and community groups are those most likely to come across adults who want help with their reading. Referrals most often come from people close to the Reader, those who have discovered what Read Easy has to offer and the opportunity it represents. Spreading the word is really important, so do get in touch if you want to help with this.

@Read_Easy_Exe

 

Group News:

Exeter Read Easy Celebration BBQ

Readers and their families, coaches, supporters and sponsors
gathered last Tuesday, 9th July, to celebrate the work of the Read Easy
team and coaches over this first year.

Readers Andy and Jason received their certificates and were warmly congratulated on their
progress.

Present from Exeter City Council were Cllrs. Marina Asvachin and
Hilary Acland and from Devon Community Foundation, Trustee
Caroline Harlow.

New coaches are to be trained in September and with contact
being made with Refugee Support Devon and our positive networking
with Citizens Advice and the Jobcentre we are planning for our
numbers increasing. Nine readers have been assisted over our first
year and we plan to move steadily towards our target of 20 over the
months ahead.

 

Clive receives his certificate for completing Turning Pages Manual 1. Clive has been working with his coach Oliver for under a year and is keen to find more time for his reading and determined to make more progress. 
We’re sure he will.