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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

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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 POWELLFrom 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.

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