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“It Has Become My One Opening To The World” – Peter’s Story

Peter has been attending a Shared Reading group in his local library for two years. Here is what he says…

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‘It’s Good To Have Something Which Means Something To Me’ – Callam’s Story

Callam was recommended to try shared reading by his occupational therapist. He has attended the group for almost a year…

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‘My Mental Health Has Improved More From This Than All The Medical Assistance’ – Damien’s Story

Damien has been reading with us on the wirral for more than a decade. Here he tells us why.  The…

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Peter’s Reader Story – ‘It has become my one opening to the world’

Before the pandemic, Peter had been attending a Shared Reading group in his local library in Liverpool for two years. Here, he talks to us about what Shared…

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Reader Story

‘It was good to have something again’

Callam was recommended to try Shared Reading by his Occupational Therapist. He has attended the group for almost a year…

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Reader Story

‘I can honestly say my mental health has improved more from this than all the medical assistance put together.’

Damien has been reading with us on the Wirral for more than a decade. Here he tells us why. The…

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‘I will never forget Alan and Jo, and the camaraderie they shared through reading together’

Leonie is a volunteer for The Reader in North Derbyshire, reading in a sheltered housing space in Chesterfield. In this…

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‘I’ve been amazed – truly blown away’ – Catherine’s Reader Story

Catherine is a volunteer for The Reader in the North West, reading predominantly with older people in care homes. In…

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‘You can’t pay for this’ – Patricia’s Story

Patricia is a regular at a special Shared Reading group at her local hospital, for people living with chronic pain.…

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‘Shared Reading builds a bridge for me’ – Melanie’s Story

Melanie is a volunteer Reader Leader for The Reader’s North Wales project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which…

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Children and Young People

‘He can talk to people, trust people and let them help him – we can’t believe it’ – Sandra’s Story

Sandra lives in Wirral with her two foster children, Ollie, 14, and Callum, 12. Each week, both boys read one-to-one…

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‘The Reader gave everything I’d lost back to me’ – Brenda’s Story

In February 2019 we spoke to Brenda, a Volunteer Reader Leader and Shared Reading group member. Calderstones has been a…

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