Evesham & Pershore Read Easy appoint Coordinators
Following a successful public meeting before lockdown, Read Easy Evesham & Pershore has been set up in the last few months. Its aim is to provide one-to-one reading coaching in a local venue, meaning that adults get personalised support.
Due to the current lockdown the charity has not been able to offer this life-changing service directly to adults in our community as yet, but they are working diligently behind the scenes to enable them to be ready whenever restrictions are lifted. They are delighted to report that many local people have offered to be reading coaches and they have appointed two coordinators, Jo Jonson and Simone Southern, who are ready to get going as soon as restrictions lift.
With home-schooling being a very difficult juggling act for many families during lockdown, imagine how much harder it would be if you, as a parent, could not read or struggled to read. Being self-employed, and a struggling reader, think how difficult it would be to navigate the government websites to find out how you can be supported in these difficult times. Having been furloughed or made redundant, think how difficult it would be to claim the benefits you may be entitled to because form-filling is a challenge. To be unable to read is very isolating, and people who struggle with literacy are very good at keeping it secret. It is estimated that 2.4m adults in the UK cannot read, while another 2.5m struggle to read, which may come as a shock to many of us who take the ability to read for granted. At Read Easy Evesham and Pershore, they aim to help adults to become more confident and independent with their reading.
If you would like to get in touch please email Eveshamandpershore@readeasy.org.uk
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