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We work to lift young people out of poverty through the power of literacy
At UK Reads we believe every child, no matter their circumstances should have one book and access to the literacy support they need so that they can experience the joy of reading and have endless opportunities in their life.
The power of one book
We believe every child, no matter their circumstances should have a book to call their own at home and access to the literacy support they need so that they can experience the joy of reading and reach their full potential.
The power of literacy
The UK illiteracy statistics are startling.
Almost 400,000 children do not own a single book and 1 in 5 children struggle to read and write.
These numbers are continuously growing and children from low income families are the most at risk of illiteracy. We are here to support them.
Despite this digital world we believe it is an essential life skill for a child to become confident in literacy. At UK Reads we want children to know the pure joy of escaping into stories, learning new words, the pride of completing a book, all the while setting strong foundations for their futures.
*National Literacy Trust Statistics
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