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Award nomination for hospital trust’s innovative Shared Reading programme 

Shared Reading delivers incredible connections and powerful moments for patients in Warrington and Halton  Warrington and Halton Hospitals (WHH) NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a…

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Shared Reading in lockdown: changing and building

Over the past few months Shared Reading has taken on a new form, with groups that usually happen in-person moving…

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Connecting People to the Arts Through Social Prescribing 

Earlier this month, The Reader was invited to speak at the NHSE Social Prescribing Webinar – Connecting People to the Arts Through Social Prescribing.  Brought…

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Poems for changing times: 30 poems for Shared Reading

So far, 2020 has been a year that none of us could have imagined or knew what would have been…

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Poems in the Park 

For much of this year, Shared Reading has been taking place through a range of alternative methods, such as Zoom or the telephone. But last Saturday, several groups…

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How literature can be a lifeline to support mental health

The Baring Foundation are an independent foundation which protects and advances human rights and promotes inclusion. Using their resources they…

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The Reader celebrates Investing in Volunteers award 

'This is probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The connectedness you get with other human beings is quite…

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The Reader launches new services to keep people talking and reading together through lockdown

National charity, The Reader, is adapting its work to help communities find connection and meaning by delivering reading activities online and over the telephone during lockdown.   Under the banner…

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Finding Connection: Sharing Stories and Poems over the phone

Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly chat on the phone during this crisis? At The Reader…

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Reader Recommendations for World Book Night

World Book Night, organised by The Reading Agency, is the annual celebration of books and reading that takes place on 23 April. People from…

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Literature

WATCH: Pass On A Poem Celebrity Reading

Nearly 100 famous faces, including Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Sir David Attenborough, Sheila Hancock and Sir Ian McKellen are featured…

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Children and Young People

Inspire a Child, Be a Reading Hero

Reading Heroes is central to our Shared Reading Revolution. Each week, dozens of volunteers read with looked-after children; either one-to-one,…

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