Read Easy South and East Wiltshire are delighted that in their first six months they have recruited and trained six coaches who have started to teach six adult readers.
Team leader, Julia West, said: “It is really encouraging that our efforts are already paying off. We know that there are potentially hundreds of adults in the area who could benefit from this service, so we are doing our best to try to find them and convince them to give it a try. They have nothing to lose.
“Please encourage any adult you know who struggles to read to give us a ring. It is entirely confidential and free.”
Based in Salisbury, the management team covers an area from south of Fordingbridge, the Chalke Valley, north to the Salisbury Plain and east to the Wiltshire/Hampshire border. “We offer free one-to-one confidential coaching with trained volunteers. Readers and coaches meet twice a week in an approved venue convenient to both. Readers progress at their own pace.”
On Saturday, 25th March three of the group’s management team attended the Read Easy National Conference at Warwick University. Over 200 delegates from headquarters and nationwide groups came together to share knowledge.
Contact the group via their website https://readeasy.org.uk/groups/read-easy-south-east-wiltshire