Reading Friends is a new programme from The Reading Agency. We use reading to bring people together, build connections and tackle loneliness across the UK.
Search our Resource Library for everything you need to run a great Reading Friends project in your area. Please note that you must be a subscriber to have full access to the content.
Firstly Reading Friends coordinators should watch the videos here about Reading Friends.
Here are the toolkits available for supporting Reading Friends coordinators to help develop their projects.
Access resources including our project starter checklist, project plan template and co-production resources.
Promoting your projects
Access resources including our poster, leaflets, logo and brand guidelines.
Reading Befriender training
If you’re leading or supporting Reading Friends session, here is where you access your Reading Friends training
Recruiting and supporting volunteers
Access resources including our volunteer application form, role description and agreement.
Making Reading Friends inclusive
Access resources to support accessibility including advice on stroke and dementia.
Session plans and ideas
Access resources for running sessions including group tips and activity ideas.
Access tools to help you show the success of your project and read our evaluation summaries.
Reading Friends is a part of the national charity, The Reading Agency. Take a look at some of our other programmes: