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The Reader Charity seeks volunteers to help lonely and isolated older people across Bristol

The Reader, a national charity which builds stronger, healthier communities through Shared Reading has today announced a new partnership with Bristol Ageing Better to combat loneliness and social isolation among older people across Bristol.

Over the next two years, The Reader will work with organisations across the area to establish 30 new Shared Reading groups and train 60 new volunteers from the community and partner organisations to bring Shared Reading into hospital wards, sheltered housing sites, care homes, libraries, community centres and various other settings. This project has been developed in partnership with Bristol City Council Sheltered Housing, Brunelcare, Fresh Arts at Southmead Hospital and Bristol City Council Libraries who will each host groups across the city. We invite any further organisations, who want to support the wellbeing of their service users through Shared Reading groups to please come forward, get in contact and get involved.

Read the press release in full here!