Reading Friends uses reading to bring people together, build connections and tackle loneliness across the UK. Search our Resources Library for everything you need for your Reading Friends project.
Access to these resources is managed by the Reading Friends team, and is only available to organisations that are subscribed to Reading Friends. If you have registered for an online account for use with another Reading Agency programme, you won’t be able to access locked Reading Friends resources with that account.
The resources in ‘Stay Connected!’ are free and accessible to everyone to provide ideas for staying connected during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Please share them and let us know your feedback.
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Firstly Reading Friends coordinators should watch the videos here about Reading Friends.
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.
Reading Befriender training
If you’re leading or supporting Reading Friends session, here is where you access your Reading Friends training
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.
Here are fundraising resources to help projects access local investment and support.
Reading Friends is part of the national charity, The Reading Agency. Check out some of our other programs: