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Resources

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training

Take a look at our short videos for Reading Befrienders. There are five altogether that you can find here. The training will be provided in other formats including PDFs and audio files so watch this space! Watch the videos These are only...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 1

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 1. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 2

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 2. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 3

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 3. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 4

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 4. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 5

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 5. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training videos

Take a look at our short Coordinator training videos. There are five altogether that you can find here. You can also read the PDFs – they are accessible as separate resources. Watch the videos These are only available for Reading Friends Coordinators...

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 1

Coordinator training: PDF of video 1. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 2

Coordinator training: PDF of video 2. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 3

Coordinator training: PDF of video 3. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 4

Coordinator training: PDF of video 4. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 5

Coordinator training: PDF of video 5. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

19 January 2021

Reading Friends editable portait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

19 January 2021

Reading Friends editable landscape posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

12 January 2021

FAQs - Rollout of Reading Friends and Reading Well

Please find the frequently asked questions about the roll out of these programmes.

25 November 2020

Research on loneliness Nov 2020

Read more about the variety of research that has been conducted since the beginning of the pandemic and some key findings.

18 November 2020

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 which remain the same.

04 November 2020

Reading Friends Celebrating Light Session Plan

A plan for a Reading Friends session to get everyone chatting about light and festivals of light.

04 November 2020

Reading Friends Celebrating Light Resource Pack

This pack provides further ideas and activities to use alongside the Session Plan. It has activities to get everyone chatting about light and festivals of light.

21 September 2020

Reading Friends National Poetry Day

Use this wonderful resource to celebrate National Poetry Day on 1 Oct 2020. Poem, discussion questions and activity ideas around the theme of hair.

21 August 2020

Reading Friends Reading-related ice-breaker questions

Use these when you first start running Reading Friends sessions, or at the beginning of a session to help people get to know each other.

19 August 2020

Tips for Virtual Befriending on Zoom

Read this resource before starting sessions on Zoom as it contains helpful tips and reminders.

23 July 2020

Reading Friends Silly Squad session plan

A plan for a Reading Friends session with ideas to get people chatting, linked to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad.

22 July 2020

Reading Friends Silly Squad resource pack

This pack provides activities for all the family to chat about together – grandparents to grandchildren. It is linked to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad – as why should kids have all the fun!

01 July 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Befriending Posters England

Editable Reading Friends posters which show telephone befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

12 June 2020

Reading Friends Personal history and reminiscence session plan

A plan for a reminiscence session you can do while at home including things to look at, talk about and questions to ask.

12 June 2020

Reading Friends Personal history and reminiscence pack

This pack provides further ideas and activities to use alongside the Session Plan ‘Personal history and reminiscence.’

21 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Session Reminders

Some helpful reminders to quickly run through before your sessions. Most importantly – have fun!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone session example

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session could look like. But remember the conversations might take other directions and that’s fine!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Reading Befriending

This resource contains tips for having reading-related discussions over the phone. Please read before starting your calls.