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The power of a book – Feedback Survey 2021

Our mission is to promote reading skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth to 19 years old and to support parents as the first teachers of their children. We aim to get books to any child who may need them and offer fun and engaging ways to develop literacy skills in the community.

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Our mission is to promote reading skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth to 19 years old and to support parents as the first teachers of their children. We aim to get books to any child who may need them and offer fun and engaging ways to develop literacy skills in the community.

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 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

World Literacy Foundation (WLF) aims to eradicate illiteracy by 2040. UK Reads – a WLF initiative focuses directly on the children impacted by illiteracy in the United Kingdom. This initiative provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds access to suitable, fun, and engaging free books. New scientific research confirms that a child’s early years brain development shapes the adults they become, the success they achieve, and the contributions they make to the economy and society. Research has also identified the “word gap” which means many children who grow up in low-income families enter school with substantially smaller vocabularies than their classmates. This disadvantage leads to further disparities in achievement and success over time, from academic performance, persistence to earnings and family stability, even 20 to 30 years later. UK Reads focuses on early intervention so that every child has the strongest chance to reach their full potential.

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

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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 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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World Literacy Foundation (WLF) aims to eradicate illiteracy by 2040. UK Reads – a WLF initiative focuses directly on the children impacted by illiteracy in the United Kingdom. This initiative provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds access to suitable, fun and engaging free books. New scientific research confirms that a child’s early years brain development shapes the adults they become, the success they achieve and the contributions they make to the economy and society. Research has also identified the “word gap” which means many children who grow up in low-income families enter school with substantially smaller vocabularies than their classmates. This disadvantage leads to further disparities in achievement and success over time, from academic performance, persistence to earnings and family stability, even 20 to 30 years later. UK Reads focuses on early intervention so that every child has the strongest chance to reach their full potential.