Statistically, 1 in 6 adults in England struggle to read, and 7.6% are unable to read basic safety signs, travel information, medical instructions and food labels; that equates to about 8,000 non-readers and 20,000 struggling readers in Ipswich alone.
LTR has set up partner charity, Read Easy Ipswich, to start to deal with this challenge at scale, focusing on the disadvantaged areas of the town.
Read Easy Ipswich can offer FREE, 1 to 1 confidential coaching on a regular (once or twice) weekly basis, and in a location where the reader can feel safe and secure. All you need to do is ring 07736 579 963, and the REI Coordinator will set up the pairing with a fully trained volunteer coach.
We are particularly keen to help parents to gain enough reading skills to be able to read with their children.
We also partner with Got to Read
The approach of Read Easy Ipswich is firmly based on the methods of
the leading adult literacy charity in the UK, Read Easy UK and the Shannon Trust.
Here are some more stories of the impact on people, from the Read Easy UK website: