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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 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 wordsthe pride of completing a book, all the while setting strong foundations for their futures. 

*National Literacy Trust Statistics 


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


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