Read Easy Fenland

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Read Easy Fenland offer free one-to-one confidential coaching for adults who would like to learn to read or improve their reading. There's also the opportunity to become a coach to teach adults to learn to read.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Learning to read helps increase confidence and builds a sense of understanding.
  • Reading helps with the day-to-day navigation of life.
  • Learning to read can give a sense of accomplishment and build self esteem.

‘I thought I would be embarrassed, but I don’t, I feel good about myself.’ – A new reader

‘I am really proud of you mum’. – Son of a new reader

‘It’s the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I enjoy helping a lovely girl to improve her reading. She makes me laugh; we both enjoy the sessions’. -Read Easy Coach

Meet Read Easy Fenland:

What to expect

Upon contacting Read Easy Fenland, new and up-skilling readers will have a chat with a co-ordinator in order to assess their reading skills and match them with the right coach.

More information

Read Easy Fenland operate from multiple libraries across Fenland. For more information on the particular venues across Fenland such as accessibility see the below list and click on the relevant venue:

Whittlesey Library

March Library

Chatteris Library

Wisbech Library


There are lots of interesting ways to get involved in a Read Easy group; possible roles include:

  • Reading Coaches
  • IT Supporters
  • Volunteer Recruiters
  • Coordinators

If you would like to find out more about what is currently available and what the roles are, click here. Enquire about volunteering opportunities by filling in this brief form.

Reading coaching is free. No equipment needed. You will be provided with the books necessary to learn to read. Many of the sessions are held at local libraries across Fenland.

Being a coach is also free! No equipment needed; you will be provided with the books necessary to coach your readers. Coaches will be provided with online training.


How to contact

Where to go

Whittlesey Library and Community Hub
Market Street

March Library
City Road

Chatteris Library & Community Hub
Furrowfields Road

Wisbech Library
Ely Place

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