Help with reading and literacy
There are many local and national organisations that can help struggling readers of all ages and abilities.
We lend books that are designed for adults and children who have difficulty reading. We also stock CD and digital audiobooks.
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- Got to Read
- Ipswich-based charity that offers free, confidential, one to one support to help adults gain confidence with reading and writing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07528 147654, visit Got to Read on Facebook or Got to Read on Twitter
- Read Easy Ipswich
- Not-for-profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one-to-one tuition to adults who struggle with reading. Email or call Jenny Rivett on email@example.com or 07736 579963
- Let's Talk Reading
- Charity that works with schools to support parents who are struggling to read to become more confident in talking and reading with their children and to improve their own literacy skills. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07763 702267 or visit Let's Talk Reading on Facebook
- Suffolk Dyslexia Association
- Small local charity which gives information and support to parents of school age children and adults with dyslexia. Call 01473 717026 for general enquiries or 01473 437064 for help with dyslexia as an adult
- Indigo Centre
- East Anglia based registered charity whose aim is to help any individual or organisation with any dyslexia related issues. ranging from screening, guidance, resources and training workshops
- Suffolk SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service
- Confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
You can also find advice and information on our Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome page.
National organisations and projects
- National charity that recruits and supports volunteers to work with children 3-13yrs who are struggling with their reading. Visit Beanstalk on Facebook or Beanstalk on Twitter
- Booktrust reading tips
- Advice from the UK's largest reading charity
- National Literacy Trust
- Charity which works with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life
- Reading Ahead
- National programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges you to choose six reads, rate and review them and gives you the chance to enter a prize draw when you complete. national programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges you to choose six reads, rate and review them and gives you the chance to enter a prize draw when you complete.
- Quick Reads
- Short, accessible and brilliantly entertaining titles from top authors for less confident adult readers. To see the full collection, visit the Suffolk Libraries catalogue, choose 'Series Title' from the Quick Search drop-down and enter 'Quick Reads' into the search box.
- We hold a large collection of free to borrow CD and digital audiobooks. You can find them by choosing 'Adult spoken word CD set' from the 'Collection' menu of our advanced catalogue search or through our digital BorrowBox and OverDrive platforms.
- Barrington Stoke
- Great 'super-readable' children’s books specially optimised for those with dyslexia and visual stress and tailored to age-related interest rather than reading level. To find them, visit the Suffolk Libraries catalogue, choose 'Publisher' from the Quick Search drop-down and enter 'Barrington Stoke' into the search box.