Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Organisers behind Ipswich adult literacy scheme buoyed by early response

PUBLISHED: 19:14 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:14 04 February 2018

From left to right: John Helleur from Let’s Talk Reading; Ginnny Williams-Ellis, CEO of Read Easy; Alison Wheeler, CEO of Suffolk Libraries. Picture: JAMES POWELL

From left to right: John Helleur from Let’s Talk Reading; Ginnny Williams-Ellis, CEO of Read Easy; Alison Wheeler, CEO of Suffolk Libraries. Picture: JAMES POWELL

Archant

Organisers behind a new scheme to improve adult literacy in Ipswich have been buoyed by the interest shown after an open event last week.

From left to right: John Helleur from Let’s Talk Reading; Ginnny Williams-Ellis, CEO of Read Easy; Alison Wheeler, CEO of Suffolk Libraries and Rupal Shah, regional adviser for Read Easy. Picture: JAMES POWELL From left to right: John Helleur from Let’s Talk Reading; Ginnny Williams-Ellis, CEO of Read Easy; Alison Wheeler, CEO of Suffolk Libraries and Rupal Shah, regional adviser for Read Easy. Picture: JAMES POWELL

Read Easy Ipswich is launching in town as a partnership between charity Read Easy, Suffolk Libraries and Suffolk’s Let’s Talk Reading scheme, with the aim of helping adults who struggle with literacy improve their skills.

The sessions will be held one-to-one once a week, and will be carried out for free and in confidence so the learners can be comfortable.

Last week an open event was held at the University of Suffolk for people to find out more, and interested volunteers to join.

A spokesman said there had been expressions of interest from those who attended, and added that the scheme would be a key piece in aiding improvements.

Anyone looking to find out more or join as a volunteer should contact the team here.

Rail timetables on services in many parts of Britain change dramatically on Monday as companies bring in new trains with different service patterns.

Samaritans is calling for parents, teachers and employees to put wellbeing ahead of grades this exam season.

A fun and educational event at a college in Suffolk attracted around a thousand visitors on Sunday.

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

Police are investigating after a man’s body was found on Suffolk marshland just hours after they had been called to an illegal rave in the area.

Police are investigating after a teenager reported being sexually assaulted in Lowestoft.

Can you see yourself or someone you know in our photo gallery? All pictures were taken at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday, May 19.

Police are looking for a 13-year-old girl from Lowestoft who has not been seen at home since Friday afternoon.

More than 14,000 people flocked to sunny Hadleigh on Saturday for the town’s 179th annual show.

Could you offer a home to one of these cats and dogs at the Blue Cross centre in Wherstead?

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24