Read Easy UK seeking volunteers for new Leeds Branch
Read easy UK
Read Easy UK is a national registered charity which teaches adults to read. We offer free 1:2:1 coaching with 900 professionally trained volunteers working across the UK. We hope to open a Leeds branch this autumn and are looking for volunteers to fill roles on the management team, in a coordinator role and to train as reading coaches. Here’s why we need you.
Think about how many times you’ve read something today. An email, social media, food packaging, or a bedtime story to your child. Most of us take our ability to read for granted, but over 2.4 million adults in England alone struggle with this most basic requirement for everyday life.
For adults who cannot read, the Coronavirus pandemic has left them feeling more isolated, and in need of our service, than ever before. Home-schooling children for several months was a big enough challenge for many parents with good literacy skills, but for those who cannot read their 7-year-old child’s story book, or understand communications from teachers, it proved impossible. Trying to keep on top of the ever-changing Government health guidance has also been beyond the capabilities of many.
We need to open new local Read Easy groups across the country so we can provide more free, confidential one-to-one reading coaching for adults.
In Leeds up to 10% of working age adults are not be able to:
- Write a short note to their family
- Fill in a form at the doctor’s surgery
- Read a bedtime story to their children
- Complete a job application form
If you can offer your skills or time to this valuable project please contact email@example.com or visit our website for more information.