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Resources

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteer Training

Access the volunteer training modules. Access Training (Login required)

20 May 2020

Reading Friends How to Set Up Your Volunteers on Online Training

We’ve changed the look of this resource to make it friendlier. You can continue to use the older version if that’s easier for you! Please let us know your feedback.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Evaluation Monitoring form

Use this form to capture the numbers of telephone Reading Friends sessions.

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.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Befriending

This resource contains tips and considerations for Reading Friends over the phone. Please read through before starting your befriending calls.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends executive summary 2019-2019

Read a summary of our evaluation report 2018-2019.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends Impact report 2018-2019

Find out how Reading Friends has been tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends VE Day Resource Pack

Useful links and activity ideas to celebrate VE Day’s 75th anniversary over the bank holiday weekend.

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

26 March 2020

Covid-19 Toolkit to Stay Connected

We know many of our partners have had to close their buildings and are working remotely. We want to share our resources and ideas that will help us all stay connected.

20 March 2020

Different ways to Stay Connected!

Guidance about the different ways to continue Reading Friends. Please share your ideas.

20 March 2020

Stay Connected! Activities, ideas and resources

Ideas of activities and resources to help during this changing and challenging time. Please share ideas with us.

20 March 2020

Stay Connected! Reading Suggestions

Ideas of useful reading materials. Please share any ideas you have.

20 March 2020

Stay Connected! Signposting

Details and links of other useful organisations. Please share ideas with us. Updated 29 April to include mental health contact details.

20 March 2020

Stay Connected! Wellbeing and Mental Health

Links and ideas for making sure to look after your wellbeing and mental health.

20 March 2020

Top Tips for Living in Self-Isolation

Think Positive, Be Healthy and Keep Busy with our top tips for living in self-isolation

14 March 2020

Reading Friends Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Resources Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.

13 March 2020

Reading Friends Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Session Idea

A plan for a book jacket themed Reading Friends session including things to look at and talk about.

12 March 2020

Reading Friends Spring: Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Spring.

11 March 2020

Reading Friends Spring: Session Idea

A plan for a spring-themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at and talk about.

10 March 2020

Reading Friends Foraging Resource

This pack provides facts about what foraging is and plants that are commonly found in the UK.

05 March 2020

Quick Reads: A Fresh Start Reading Guide for Reading Friends

A reading guide for Quick Reads short story collection ‘A Fresh Start’ with questions suited to Reading Friends groups.

17 February 2020

Reading Friends Share a Story: Resource Pack

This pack provides resources and further materials to use alongside the Share a Story session idea.

17 February 2020

Reading Friends Share a Story: Session Idea

A plan for a storytelling themed Reading Friends session, including discussion starters, storytelling tips and activity ideas.

21 January 2020

Reading Friends Food for Thought: Resource Pack

This pack provides resources further materials to use alongside the Food for Thought session idea.

21 January 2020

Reading Friends Food for Thought: Session Idea

A plan for a food themed Reading Friends session, including discussion starters, things to read and activity ideas.

05 December 2019

Reading Friends Christmas: Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the Christmas session idea.

05 December 2019

Reading Friends Christmas: Session Idea

A plan for a Christmas themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at and talk about.

22 November 2019

Reading Friends Winter: Session Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Winter.

22 November 2019

Reading Friends Branding Guidelines

Use the Reading Friends branding guidelines alongside our programme logos. It also contains information about our fonts and colours.