Let's Talk Loneliness Let's Talk Loneliness
All of us can experience loneliness at some point in our lives. It’s time we started talking about it.

The Reading Agency

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  • Location:
    Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Anglesey, Angus, Antrim, Argyll, Armagh, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Berwickshire, Breconshire, Buckinghamshire, Bute, Caernarfonshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Cheshire, City of Belfast, City of Bristol, City of Derry, City of Dundee, City of Edinburgh, City of Glasgow, Clackmannanshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Down, Dumfries and Galloway, Durham, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Fermanagh, Fife, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Gwent, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highland, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Londonderry, Merionethshire, Merseyside, Midlothian, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Moray, Norfolk, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Radnorshire, Renfrewshire, Rutland, Scottish Borders, Shetland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Stirling, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Tyrone, Warwickshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Wrexham
  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Face-to-face help
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Carers, Disabled, Divorced/separated/having relationship difficulties, Elderly, Young people (16-24)

Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. We use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting.

We work with volunteers of all ages to build social connections, using reading to spark conversations. Together, we reach some of the most vulnerable members of our society: older people, people with dementia and carers.