Reading Friends uses reading to bring people together, build connections and tackle loneliness across the UK. Search our Resources Library for everything you need to run a great Reading Friends project in your area.
Access to these resources is managed by the Reading Friends team, and is only available to organisations that are subscribed to Reading Friends who have agreed to the Partnership Agreement. If you have registered for an online account for use with another Reading Agency programme, you will not be able to access locked Reading Friends resources with that account.
However the resources in ‘Stay Connected!’ are free and accessible to everyone due to the developments in COVID-19 – please do share them and also let us know if you have anything to share.
If you’re interested in subscribing to Reading Friends, let us know.
Due to recent developments with COVID-19 we have produced these resources to help our Reading Friends projects. However please do share the information provided here with anyone who may find it useful during these changing and difficult times. They are free and accessible to everyone.
Here are the toolkits available for supporting Reading Friends coordinators to help develop their projects.
Access resources including our project starter checklist, project plan template and co-production resources.
Promoting your projects
Access resources including our poster, leaflets, logo and brand guidelines.
Recruiting and supporting volunteers
Access resources including our volunteer application form, role description and agreement.
Making Reading Friends inclusive
Access resources to support accessibility including advice on stroke and dementia.
Session plans and ideas
Access resources for running sessions including group tips and activity ideas.
Access tools to help you show the success of your project and read our evaluation summaries.
Reading Friends is part of the national charity, The Reading Agency. Check out some of our other programs: