New adult literacy group Read Easy is ready to start work in Wellington after receiving an initial grant from the town council of £1500 to help with the cost of textbooks and tutor training.
“We’re delighted that the council clearly recognised the value of this project in changing the lives of people who are disadvantaged by not being able to read things as simple as a bus timetable or their child’s school report,” said Read Easy chair Alison Weekes.
“We have volunteer tutors in place, a strong committee and already the first learners are being referred to us by social services, churches and other agencies. We hope to start one –to-one teaching sessions within weeks.”
Read Easy’s prime aim was to get adults with a reading age of five and take them to a reading age of about eleven. The organisation will be working with Wellington One and other local organisations to identify adults that would benefit from this service.
“Most of all we will need help to find those who need this kind of assistance because they tend to be under the radar. They certainly won’t be reading this!,” said Alison.
To find out more look up Read Easy on the web or contact Alison Weekes at firstname.lastname@example.org“