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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 access to books and 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.

413,000* 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 Statistic 

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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

“For a child to be given a book that belongs to them will impact on their self esteem and self worth. It will also encourage children to read within the home, helping bring families together to have a story time, and allow children to practice their own reading skills.”

Teacher

Teacher

“I want children to grow up loving books- choosing to read. Snuggling up under a duvet to enjoy a good book.”

Headteacher

Headteacher

London

“If you don’t have much money for luxuries or travel, you can pick up a book and be transported.”

Headteacher

Headteacher

London

“By UK Reads providing books that pupils can take home as their own, it will hopefully give them an experience of ownership, not just of books themselves but of the whole reading process.”

Librarian

Librarian

Exeter

“Together we are sending the message that books and reading are for everyone and that nobody should be without them.”

Teacher

Teacher

Devon

“What lucky boys – they were ‘buzzing’ after the sessions with you. I was so pleased by the parental engagement too- a really fantastic experience for those families!”

Headteacher

Headteacher

Somerset

“UK Reads have really listened to what was needed by the community in Somerset and have designed interventions that will both interest and inspire the current generation of young people.”

Teacher

Teacher

“He was very animated and excited about the project- Mum said he would be counting down the hours until it was Story Box time!”

Teacher

Teacher

Exeter

“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

“It helped us understand that reading is good for you.”

Kai

Kai

aged 9
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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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