“I've found a real sense of community and belonging in my group. It has helped me to come out of isolation when not very well. I've really enjoyed discovering new/different books and poems that I wouldn't necessarily read on my own. It has built my confidence and provides an important part of structuring my week.” - shared reading group member, London
Our team in London work in Barnet, Croydon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, and a bit further out in Berkshire (Broadmoor) and Surrey (HMP Send).
Across all of our groups in London, when asked what difference being in the reading group has made to their lives, 85% of group members say they are more likely to share books or poems with friends or family members, 86% say it’s a chance to meet people they wouldn’t meet in their day-to-day lives, 81% are more understanding towards other people.
Our partners in London include:
Go to our Group Map to see where our open groups are based around London.
Contact Carl Dennis, London Team Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
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