Read Easy Wellingborough

Heather Constantine

Tel: 07501 473463

Email: heather@readeasy.org.uk

About our group:

Wellingborough Read Easy is a small, friendly group that was formed in 2018.  Our first reading pair started in September of that year and are still working together.  The reader has made great progress and is now on Book 4.  To date we have thirteen pairs of readers and coaches.  Our area is that covered by Wellingborough Council but we are a little flexible; currently we have a pair meeting in Rushden Library and in Kettering Library as the coaches and readers live in those areas.  Our Team meetings are held in our ‘home’ of Wellingborough Library and all the staff there have been tremendously supportive and welcoming.  Most of our reader pairs meet there, too.

We are always looking out for more coaches and readers, of course, but also Team Members.  We are a small team so could do with more help.  No experience necessary!  Coaches have free training and all books and supporting materials are provided for free.  They have regular contact with Heather, the Coordinator, and we arrange get-togethers periodically for help and support.

Group News:

Although our group has not been able to be active during the last few months, our Management Team has been working in the background preparing for when coaches and readers can meet again.  Thanks to the National Lottery grant, we can now explore remote working and hope to take that forward.

There are now thirteen coach and reader pairs, two of whom are on Book 4 and five on Book 3.  There are five coaches awaiting training but we do have room for more.

If you are interested in becoming a coach don’t wait get in touch and then you can be included as soon as training begins again. Contact Wellingborough@readeasy.org.uk for more details. It is a very rewarding role, needing a commitment of just two half-hours a week after a day’s training, with all resources and support provided.