Read Easy Poole

Susan Ridd

Tel: 07938 041374


About our group:

Due to the current pandemic we are not able to offer face to face meetings.  Coaches and readers can “meet” via their tablets or computers using Zoom or an online teaching platform.  Some of our coaches are using their phones for Whats App video calls to their readers. Both reader and coach have their own phonics based Turning Pages teaching manuals and other resources that they work through together.



What is it like to be a coach for Read Easy and how do people feel after they have been coached ? It is so rewarding…

Testimony from a Read Easy Poole reading coach:

What could be more rewarding than helping someone to acquire or improve on a skill that you take for granted? I became a ‘Read Easy’ coach earlier this year. ‘Read Easy’ offered the opportunity to work with a reader on a one-to-one basis, which I thought would be an exciting challenge.

Training and ongoing support from ‘Read Easy’ Poole gave me the tools and confidence to believe that I could rise to that challenge. The months I have spent with my reader have been exciting and enjoyable as we have got to know each other. Working alongside my reader has been such a privilege; I so admire the courage it takes to admit you need help, especially when you are an adult. As a result of her efforts she has made good progress, has gained confidence and self esteem and is now ready to move onto the next stage. I look forward to working with another reader in the not-too-distant future.

Testimony from a reader with Read Easy Poole

“It’s been a life changing experience. Last week I read a book to my grandson, I never read to my children because I couldn’t.”


Another reader from Poole

“I like the one-to- one arrangement. Before when I saw any writing I would panic and not even try to read but now it is different. Read Easy is the best help I have ever had.”




Group News:

May 2018

We are delighted to share the news that our group raised £3500 from Tesco Bags of Help to support the work we do in Poole.


September 2016

We are delighted to share the news that our group has successfully raised £2,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to support the work of Read Easy Poole.Big Lottery Fund