‘Learning to read changed my life’

The Gillingham News ran a feature on 20 April about the work of reading coach Kathy Walker and adult reader Karen Hobden . Thanks to the team at Read Easy Gillingham and Shaftesbury, learning to read has transformed Karen’s life. She shares her story in the article which can be read in full through the following link: Gillingham News April 2017.

‘I was embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t read, the hardest part was saying that I needed help”.

Since June 2016, Karen has been learning to read with her coach on a one to one basis and her life has changed dramatically:

”It’s helped my confidence big time…I never used to go out, now I help at a dementia group. I can text my friends. Being able to read means I can now do things that I would never have been able to do before”.

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