Read Easy Wellingborough

Heather Constantine

Tel: 07501 473463

Email: heather@readeasy.org.uk

About the group:

The group was formed in March 2018 and affiliated to Read Easy UK in May 2018. We cover the town of Wellingborough and surrounding areas and aim to help adults with reading in two half hour sessions a week.

Our coaches find the commitment fits in well with their lives and find the work rewarding as well as enjoying meeting the other coaches and Team members. Our readers find the flexibility and one to one tuition are a welcome fresh approach to learning to read.

Group News:

Are you seeking a fulfilling, voluntary role?

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our management team. The team is well established but we need more help. The commitment is attending meetings once a month and contributing to the running of Read Easy Wellingborough, perhaps as secretary or literacy expert, or by adding local knowledge.

Or you may be interested in becoming a Reading Coach. This involves a day’s training from our parent organisation and then two half-hour sessions a week with a Reader in an approved local venue, with follow-up training and support as required. The first Coaches are about to have training and will start coaching their first readers in October. The next batch of coach training will be in January. You could combine being a Coach with being a member of the management team.

For more information about either of these opportunities please email Yvette at wellingborough@readeasy.org.uk or telephone her on 07789 160416.

The coach training in October went very well and another training day is planned for the new year. If you are interested in becoming a Coach, please contact us now so that you can join this training.

Our first Readers have met their Coaches and have begun their sessions in Wellingborough Library so all the hard work involved in the setting up, raising money, recruiting Coaches is paying off. We still need more Coaches and people to join the Management Team so please get in touch if you are looking for a very rewarding and interesting voluntary role.