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07 December 2021

Promoting your Reading Friends project Toolkit

We have created this document to make it as easy as possible for you to promote your own Reading Friends projects. This resource contains information, suggestions, templates and links to resources to help you.

07 December 2021

Reading Friends Listening Books Opportunity

This resource includes a poster, application form and information about Reading Friends’ partnership with Listening Books.

23 November 2021

Reading Friends resource pack: The Imperfect Art of Caring

This free resource pack for The Imperfect Art of Caring by Jessica Ryn has been designed for Reading Friends projects. It contains an extract from the book and discussion questions intended to support conversations and reflections on personal experiences...

19 October 2021

Reading Friends Impact Statistics

Use these impact highlights alongside the Case for Support to develop funding applications and engage key stakeholders.

19 October 2021

What Works Well

This resource includes ideas and tips on what types of activities and reading materials have worked well in Reading Friends sessions. Please let us know at readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk if anything else has worked well for you.

19 October 2021

RISE by Maliha Abidi: competition resources

This pack contains an PDF sampler of the book RISE by Maliha Abidi and a promotional poster for a competition inspired by the book. RISE celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade...

18 October 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

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

17 October 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring Form

Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

17 October 2021

Reading Friends Participant Survey

Use this evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Friends participants.

16 October 2021

Reading Friends Befriender Survey

Use this Reading Friends evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Befrienders.

15 October 2021

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for 11-17 year olds.

14 October 2021

Reading Friends one-off activity participant survey

Survey to evaluate the impact of one-off Reading Friends activities such as taster or hospital sessions. Read the guidance note before using the survey.

14 October 2021

Reading Friends Editable Reading Materials Portrait Posters

Editable portrait posters which show a selection of reading materials. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

14 October 2021

Reading Friends Editable Tea & Biscuits Landscape Posters

Editable landscape posters which show a selection of tea and biscuits. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

13 October 2021

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman Session Ideas

This resource includes a Q&A with Julietta Henderson, author of “The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman” as well as discussion questions and an activity sheet that can be used to spark conversation in Reading Friends sessions.

13 October 2021

Reading Friends Editable Reading Materials Landscape Posters

Editable landscape posters which show a selection of reading materials. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

13 October 2021

Reading Friends Under 11s Evaluation Feedback Tool

This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends. Please complete by 27 June 2022.

11 October 2021

Dementia Specific Evaluation Tool

This specific evaluation tool resource can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s a useful tool for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’ thoughts,...

10 October 2021

Reading Friends Project Toolkit for England

Click here for the Toolkit It contains practical information about how to get going, what is involved in local delivery, and how to maintain a safe and effective project. Use your Reading Agency Passport Account to access through the link...

10 October 2021

Reading Friends Partner Survey

Evaluation survey for organisations or services who have partnered with you on Reading Friends – this may be a local charity, a local authority service, a link worker or cultural organisation. 14 May is the submission deadline.

01 October 2021

Warm Welcome Toolkit

Older people told Ageing Better in Camden that a Warm Welcome is essential when encouraging people to take part in activities and remain connected in their communities, especially if they have faced loneliness or social isolation. They gathered ideas, resources...

14 September 2021

Guidance for Reading Friends Funding Routes

This resource contains information and guidance on different possible funding routes for Reading Friends activities.

09 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Tea & Biscuits Portrait Posters

Editable portrait posters which show a selection of tea and biscuits. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

08 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Face-to-Face Landscape Posters

Editable landscape posters which show a selection of face-to-face Reading Friends activities. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit. Please let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’re looking for something specific.

08 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Face-to-Face Portrait Posters

Editable portrait posters which show a selection of face-to-face Reading Friends activities. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit. Please let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’re looking for something specific.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Social Media Cards

This resource contains generic and editable template assets for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Use these social cards to help promote your Reading Friends project on social media channels.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Face-to-Face in a Library Photos

This folder contains photos of different audiences participating in face-to-face activities in a library setting. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends project.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Reading Materials Photos

This folder contains photos of different reading materials. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities. Contact us for additional options. The full range of photos can be found in Basecamp.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Tea & Biscuits Photos

This folder contains different photos of tea and biscuits. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Virtual Photos

This folder contains photos of different audiences participating in virtual activities. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities. Please let us know at readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk if you need any images in higher definition.