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02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

31 October 2018

2017/18 Evaluation of Reading Well

2017-18 evaluation of Reading Well Books on Prescription. Research and evaluation completed by BOP consulting.

19 September 2018

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

24 July 2018

Reading Well evaluation poster 2017/8

A downloadable A4 poster for promoting the online surveys for the Reading Well evaluation 2017/8. To be printed and displayed in libraries.

07 February 2018

University of Exeter evaluation of Reading Well for common mental health conditions

University of Exeter evaluation of Reading Well for common mental health conditions, examining acceptability, impact and scheme delivery preferences for end users and library services

07 February 2018

University of Westminster evaluation of Reading Well for young people

Researchers from the University of Westminster have carried out an independent evaluation of the impact of Reading Well for young people, funded by Wellcome. For the study, three sets of the book collection were brought into The Priory School, a...

22 November 2017

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2016-17 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

10 October 2017

2016-17 Evaluation of Reading Well

2016-17 evaluation of Reading Well Books on Prescription. Research and evaluation completed by BOP consulting.

30 August 2017

World Book Night 2017 Programme Review

In 2017 we launched our renewed, targeted model for the programme. The headline findings of our programme review are positive about the impact the new, more targeted model for World Book Night has in encouraging people to read. The findings...

16 June 2017

Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment

Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment June 2015

19 January 2017

Reading Ahead evaluation surveys

Here are links to the surveys which were used by organisations running Reading Ahead 2016-17. The deadline has now passed but we still make these available so that you can see the kind of materials we will need for our...

22 November 2016

2015-16 Evaluation: Reading Well Books on Prescription

2015-16 evaluation of Reading Well Books on Prescription. Research and evaluation completed by BOP consulting.

04 October 2016

World Book Night 2016 evaluation report

Following on from our large-scale impact evaluation in 2015, we assessed again the impact of the 2016 event on our recipients and volunteers through surveys and feedback.

12 August 2016

2014-15 Evaluation: Reading Well Books on Prescription

2014-15 evaluation of Reading Well Books on Prescription. Research and evaluation completed by BOP consulting.