More than 2.4 million adults in England never learned to read at school. As a result, they are unable to do many everyday things that most of us take for granted. Yet many people with reading difficulties are too embarrassed to seek help if it means joining a class. Read Easy UK (REUK) is a national charity that provides free, flexible, 1-1 coaching for adults who want to learn to read or develop their confidence with reading.

REUK is currently seeking volunteers to help Pioneer new groups in Birmingham South West & Redditch, Birmingham North West, and Birmingham North East. Pioneers work on their own or with a partner, to help establish a new group to support adults to either learn to read or to improve their reading through a 1-1 coaching scheme.

We currently have groups in Birmingham SE & Solihull, and in Birmingham Central. You can find out more about the charity at

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Kris Ventris-Field: [email protected] or 07771 962 426