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Get Into Reading in Wigan

Written by stickyeyes, 3rd February 2011

Posted on behalf of Val Hannan, GIR Manager, Wigan

We have recently employed a new 'Get into Reading' facilitator in Worsley Hall, Wigan through the Future Jobs Fund. Andrea Jones says that after being unemployed for 14 years this opportunity has 'enriched my life'. Andrea has started to run weekly reading sessions in care homes as well as a children's group and a group at Bramble House Community Centre where women from the Worsley Hall estate come together every Friday to read aloud and discuss stories over tea and cake.

Andrea says that she feels much happier now:

'I have learned to utilise my time constructively and the longer I have been a facilitator the more I am able to retain information. It seems like a huge cloud has been lifted. I go to bed now because I'm tired not because I'm bored.'

Val Hannan (left) with Andrea Jones at a Wigan Council event

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