LiveWest supports Exeter communities to ‘read easy’

13 April 2018

LiveWest have donated funds to help a reading project in Exeter. Read Easy is a new project for Exeter aimed at supporting people with basic literacy. LiveWest's donations will help the project set up and provide read easy course books, which are used by guided reading mentors with the students and then remain with students after successfully completing their read easy journey.

Lesley Browne, Community Development worker at LiveWest said: LiveWest have a commitment to supporting people in our communities to move into employment, basic literacy is key to secure jobs. With this people can improve their skills and achieve greater independence.

By supporting projects that improve literacy and digital literacy skills, we are helping to create more resilient communities and enabling people to contribute to their communities in a positive way. Some of our residents may not need to benefit from this service but could make a valued voluntary contribution as support readers for others.”

Paul Marshall, Director of Community Engagement said: "We know that there are literacy challenges for some of our customers but this is also a great opportunity which enables others to use their ability to help people in their community. We know the value of volunteering experience and its contribution toward aspirations and wellbeing."