September 2015

The Autumn has arrived with a blustery flourish and the wonderful burnished colours of  changing woodlands have returned. It is a busy time for the Read Easy groups as they start to look back at the success and ongoing progress of their readers for the end of year reports, which gather together vital statistics on numbers of readers, coaches and committee member volunteers. We are hugely grateful for the immense amount of hard work which is carried out by our 20 existing groups  around Central and West England and hope to publish the results of these reviews in late Autumn.

In addition to our Pioneer group in Milton Keynes, we are delighted to announce a new Pioneer group in North Taunton, which is currently being organised by Catherine Berry. If you know of prospective readers, coaches and / or volunteers in this area, do get in touch with her – full details can be found on the website under ‘Find your nearest group’.

Our autumn conference on 17 October has already attracted a good number of applications from coaches and committee members and promises to be a stimulating day, with a number of interesting workshops to take part in. We are delighted that Dr Anna Pitt, Chartered Psychologist with the Dyslexia Research Trust, can attend as our guest speaker for the day. She will speak about the background to Dyslexia and useful strategies to employ when working with adult readers who have Dyslexia. If you are a Coach or existing volunteer with Read Easy and have not yet booked a place, please get in touch with Judith this month – we would love to see you there.

If you are currently working with readers at whatever stage of their reading journey and have some good news to report, please get in touch and let us know – it’s great to share and is so encouraging for others too. Judith will be putting together the autumn newsletter in mid October, so if you can send her the story over, with some photos too if possible, it would be greatly appreciated.

More news stories

Time Credits given from Reader to Reading Coach

Ema (on the right) is delighted to be able to thank Lesley, her... Read more


Fundraising success for Read Easy Wellingborough

The Read Easy group based in Wellingborough secures greatly valued... Read more


Our first Pioneer in the North West – Read Easy Manchester South

We’re delighted to welcome Debbie Penny as the brand new pioneer... Read more


Successful summer events for Read Easy groups

The wonderful weather this year has encouraged many Read Easy groups... Read more


Local and national coverage for Read Easy’s work

  We are delighted that the inspiring story of Sandra... Read more


Read Easy gets going in the North West – Planning, Partnerships and a stroll on Blackpool Prom

Our North West Regional Adviser, Vicky, joined Read Easy in May and... Read more


Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Our North West Adviser, Vicky, enjoyed a sunny day in Blackpool last... Read more


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The Big Noise Chorus in Brixham ‘Let it Shine’

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Learning to read again after a near-fatal stroke

Every person learning to read has their own story and Read Easy's... Read more


Improving literacy skills with Read Easy Cambridge

John is a young adult who contacted Read Easy Cambridge this year in... Read more


Read Easy begins work in the North West

We are delighted to welcome Vicky Richardson to the Read Easy team of... Read more


“I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write”.

Read John Corcoran's remarkable story in this fascinating article by... Read more


Read Easy has a feature in the Big Issue

"I kept it from my kids, because I wanted to be the... Read more


Part-time position for Regional Adviser in North West England

Closing date: 9th March 2018 An exciting opportunity to help... Read more


Good news stories from adults learning to read

Good news from our readers comes through regularly, detailing their... Read more


Read Easy’s fifth annual Conference

The Read Easy annual conference on Saturday 21 October was a great... Read more


Read Easy is looking for a new Chair of Trustees

Read Easy UK is currently looking for a new Chair of Trustees,... Read more


Good news from Steve in Winchester

You may remember reading about Steve's progress in learning to read... Read more


A diabetic improves his reading skills

When Nicola Cockell, the Read Easy Coordinator in Barnstaple, visited... Read more


Read Easy Conference 2017

We are looking forward to our fifth annual Conference, which will... Read more


Steve’s Letter

  This letter has been written completely independently... Read more


Learning to read builds self-esteem

The process of learning to read and improving your reading skills has... Read more


The link between good health and literacy

A study of ‘health literacy’ published in the British Medical... Read more


Colchester Arts Centre fundraises for Read Easy UK

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Reading is essential to health and safety

One of our readers, who would prefer to remain anonymous, is learning... Read more


Reading coach experiences

Anne's reader is now on the Moving Ahead programme. She talks about... Read more


‘Learning to read changed my life’

The Gillingham News ran a feature on 20 April about the work of... Read more


Read Easy readers speak on film

We are delighted to announce that five short films featuring adults... Read more


  The Project Literacy campaign launched on 12 March.... Read more


Part-time job opportunity with Read Easy

This role has now been filled. An exciting opportunity has come up... Read more


Handwriting success

We are delighted to share news on how Coaches at the Read Easy group... Read more


May 2016

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Poster competition

See our Facebook page for details of our poster competition. Closing... Read more


Lunch with Lord Digby Jones

We are absolutely delighted to report that on Thursday 5th May, Lord... Read more


February 2016

End of year report results are out - thank you! Many thanks to... Read more


January 2016

We wish all our readers and volunteers a very happy New Year and hope... Read more


November 2015

The Autumn newsletter is now available. If you have not already... Read more


October 2015

The Read Easy annual conference on Saturday 17 October was a great... Read more


September 2015

The Autumn has arrived with a blustery flourish and the wonderful... Read more


August 2015

The Summer Newsletter is now available for recent news of reader... Read more


July 2015

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June 2015

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May 2015

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April 2015

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March 2015

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Read Easy Autumn Conference

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A Successful Read Easy year! (2012-13)

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New Pioneers!!

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Buster’s Patch

BUSTER’S PATCH – a new reading opportunity for Read Easy readers... Read more


The First Read Easy Conference 2013

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Sponsored Walk – The Finale

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Follow Sue and Paul’s sponsored walk for Read Easy

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Article from Bob Hookins, Barnstaple

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Sponsored Walk Update

Just a quick update.  Training for the sponsored walk is going well... Read more


The Alternative Coast to Coast Sponsored Walk – 13th September 2013.

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A very special message

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