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The Reading Agency

Our new, expert-endorsed list features titles recommended by a panel of people affected by dementia, leading health professionals and library staff.

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£81 billion a year in lost earnings and welfare spending due to low levels of literacy.

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1 in 4 children don’t reach the expected level of reading by the age of 11

Reading Friends Evaluation Overview with Links

This overview has all the evaluation links you need. Please read the Evaluation Guidance first as this has detailed info and help about each tool.

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Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools. Please read - you can dip in and out or read from beginning…

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Library Facts

Explore key facts about libraries, including the numbers of libraries, the demographics of library users and the outcomes of using libraries.

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Reading Facts

We want to create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. Explore UK-wide reading statistics and facts.

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