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08 April 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session: Clothes

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of clothes could look like.

06 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage Telephone Befriending

Editable Reading Friends landscape posters for digital screens with images showing telephone befriending.

06 April 2021

Reading Friends 'Not Quite Nice' session plan

Ideas for a Reading Friends session based on Celia Imrie’s novel, ‘Not Quite Nice’.

01 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage

Editable Reading Friends landscape posters for digital screens.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Guidance to using Reading Friends evaluation surveys.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Befriender Survey

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

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for young people.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Participant Survey

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

29 March 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session: Gardens

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of gardens could look like.

29 March 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session: Holidays

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of holidays could look like.

26 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Dynamics

This resource contains tips about managing group dynamics in a Reading Friends session.

25 March 2021

Reading Friends Presentation for Partners

Share this Powerpoint presentation with partners to explain the Key Principles of Reading Friends and what activities you’re running.

18 March 2021

Dementia Specific Evaluation Tool

This 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, feelings, comments, quotes...

17 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for New and Prospective Parents

This resource contains tips for running Reading Friends with new and prospective parents.

02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips for setting up and delivering Reading Friends group phone calls.

23 February 2021

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie reading guide

Use this reading guide for Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie to compliment your reading group discussion. About Not Quite Nice Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children,...

23 February 2021

Piranesi by Susanne Clarke reading guide

Use this reading guide for Piranesi by Susanne Clarke to compliment your reading group discussion. About Piranesi Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders:...

23 February 2021

The Thursday Murder Club Session Plan

An extract from Richard Osman’s debut novel, “The Thursday Murder Club”. This resource can be used for Reading Friends sessions to spark conversation and discussion.

23 February 2021

Bloomsbury's Read, Talk, Share booklist

Bloomsbury has created a booklist for libraries and other organisations participating in The Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share campaign. The list can be used by people looking for books tackling loneliness, isolation, mental health issues, and maintaining human connection during...

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Telephone Befriending Posters

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

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Videocall Landscape Posters

Editable poster for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Double-Sided A5 Flyer

Editable A5 Flyer for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

18 February 2021

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

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

16 February 2021

Reading Friends England Editable Poster

Editable poster for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

16 February 2021

Editable Video Call Posters (Landscape)

Editable Reading Friends posters which show video call befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

12 February 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring form

Make sure to save the form first and then edit it. Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

10 February 2021

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this 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 you’re able to email...

04 February 2021

Reading Friends Read, Talk Share editable portrait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

01 February 2021

Reading Friends communications calendar 2021

Lots of useful dates to help theme sessions, inspire activities and promote Reading Friends.

29 January 2021

Read, Talk, Share Comms Toolkit

This toolkit includes information and resources, including visual assets, to help promote the Read, Talk, Share campaign.