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Our Vision
Our vision for 2023
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-To see all women and children have access to literacy regardless of location or social status.
-To have children experience the joy of reading and writing for the first time.

-To see all women and children have access to literacy regardless of location or social status.
-To have children experience the joy of reading and writing for the first time.

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Our vision for 2023
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- To ensure the love and practice for literacy is shared and promoted around the world.
- To educate and instil the importance of literacy development in women and children to the wider community.
- To openly invite everyone to join us in this mission to change lives and make a global impact.

- To ensure the love and practice for literacy is shared and promoted around the world.
- To educate and instil the importance of literacy development in women and children to the wider community.
- To openly invite everyone to join us in this mission to change lives and make a global impact.

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We work to lift young people out of poverty through the power of literacy

At UK Reads, we believe that by prioritising book ownership, fostering reading enjoyment, and delivering tailored literacy support, we can help children and young people reach their fullest potential.

1 in 14 children do not own a single book. Book ownership is foundational to literacy development. Pressure on household budgets due to cost-of-living has a direct impact on families’ ability to support reading at home. In 2022, nearly 250,000 children in the UK left primary school without acquiring the necessary literacy skills for secondary education. (*)

Regrettably, we observe persistent declines in critical statistics related to childhood literacy, with children from low-income families bearing the most adverse effects. UK Reads is committed to offering support to children and young people in communities facing the most significant impact.

We not only create opportunities for individuals to experience the pleasures of immersing themselves in stories, acquiring new words, and experiencing the satisfaction of finishing a book, but also to lay the foundation for a promising and bright future.

*National Literacy Trust statistics

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Teachers

“Reading offers an escape for children which will benefit their mental health.”

Headteacher

Headteacher

Peterborough

“The books will help significantly with providing our most valuable pupils with additional reading materials to support their learning and foster love for reading.”

Teacher

Teacher

Birmingham

“It has given the family a project to enjoy and discuss together, it has encouraged parents to think about ways in which they can explore a story creatively.”

Teacher

Teacher

Exeter

Parents

“He has faced a lot of challenges and refused to read but now he will sit down and read with me.”

Parent

Parent

“Great project, has focused us back into reading together.”

Parent

Parent

“It was exciting, and it was fun, you didn’t know what to expect. Charlie enjoyed it every week.”

Parent

Parent

Children

“It was really cool that Tom was an author and illustrator with dyslexia- it was really inspiring!”

Theo

Theo

aged 9

“It was fun and it was special for me and my family.”

Milly

Milly

aged 8

“It’s built up my confidence. I felt like I could express myself.”

Jonny

Jonny

aged 10
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Get in touch

 

Suite 225 – 46 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1DA United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7 842930125
info@ukreads.org
Charity No. 1154264

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