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18 May 2022

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance (Welsh)

The guidance for this year’s evaluation ahs been translated into Welsh. Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Under 11s feedback tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Feedback Tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation tool can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s useful for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’...

13 May 2022

Reading Friends Activity Feedback Form

This form captures information about your Reading Friends project as well as your feedback. Deadline to submit is 27 June 2022. If there are any questions, please contact readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk

22 April 2022

Reading Friends Quick Reads 2022 resources

This folder contains eight session packs using the Quick Reads 2022 titles: Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay Sofia Khan and The Baby Blues by Ayisha Malik The Black Mountain...

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Information Resource (Welsh)

This resource has information and advice to make your Reading Friends sessions dementia friendly. Give to volunteers if needed.

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Adaptable Matching Questionnaire (Welsh)

You can use and adapt this editable questionnaire to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If...

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Stay Connected! Signposting (Welsh)

Details and links of other useful organisations including mental health contact details in Welsh. Please share ideas any further ideas with us. It can be useful to bring this off for any volunteers and staff to keep.

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Tips for Virtual Befriending on Zoom (Welsh)

This resource contains helpful tips and reminders on how to set up and and deliver a Reading Friends Zoom session in Welsh, keeping your online group safe and secure, and other important things to consider.

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Group Session Tips (Welsh)

Hints and tips for running a great Reading Friends session in Welsh. This information sheet gives you some general tips and things to think about to help everyone feel welcome, comfortable, and have fun.

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 1 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 1 in Welsh: What is Reading Friends?

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 2 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 2 in Welsh: help everyone get involved: The role of a Reading Befriender

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 3 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 3 in Welsh: help everyone get involved

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 4 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 4 in Welsh: What happens next

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 5 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 1 in Welsh: Distance Befriending Good Practice

31 January 2022

Reading Friends Tips for New and Prospective Parents (Welsh)

This resource contains tips for running Reading Friends with new and prospective parents in Welsh, important things to consider, and the types of reading materials you could include. Use this resource when planning and delivering a Reading Friends session with...

24 January 2022

Read, Talk, Share evaluation: reach and impact

The evaluation report from the Read, Talk, Share campaign which included the rollout of Reading Friends and Reading Well across public libraries in England in 2021. Read about the reach and impact.

28 December 2021

Guiding Principles of Reading Friends

Take a look at the core principles of Reading Friends as no matter the delivery – in person, over the phone or virtual – there are some key aspects and values which remain the same.

22 December 2021

Reading Friends Project Starter Checklist (Welsh)

A handy checklist of things in Welsh you’ll need to consider when setting up a new Reading Friends project.

22 December 2021

Guiding Principles of Reading Friends (Welsh)

Take a look at the core principles of Reading Friends in Welsh. No matter the delivery – in person, over the phone or virtual – there are some key aspects and values which remain the same.

22 December 2021

Reading Friends Engaging with Funders Documents

This resource includes the Slides and Workshop Outline from the Engaging with Funders Session on 13 December 2021.

21 December 2021

Coordinator Training 1: What is Reading Friends? (Welsh)

Coordinator Training Powerpoint Presentation of video 1 – What is Reading Friends?

21 December 2021

Coordinator Training 2: A Reading Friends Session (Welsh)

Coordinator Training: Powerpoint Presentation of video 2 – A Reading Friends Session.

21 December 2021

Coordinator Training 3: Models and Learnings (Welsh)

Coordinator Training: Powerpoint Presentation of video 3 – Models and Learnings.

20 December 2021

Coordinator Training 4: Benefits and Resources (Welsh)

Coordinator Training: Powerpoint Presentation of video 4 – Benefits and Resources.

19 December 2021

Coordinator Training 5: Impact and Evaluation (Welsh)

Coordinator training: Powerpoint Presentation of video 5 – Impact and Evaluation.

17 December 2021

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

A brief information sheet to help you log in and access Reading Friends resources with your passport account.

17 December 2021

An Extra Pair of Hands carers pack

This pack, designed for paid carers, carer groups and those caring for a family member, partner or friend, contains an extract from Kate Mosse’s memoir, An Extra Pair of Hands. The book details Kate’s experiences of caring for various relatives...

12 December 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools.

11 December 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring Form

This is the new participation monitoring form covering the dates 13 Dec 2021 – 26 June 2022. Please email it to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates. If you have any questions get in touch.