Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

The Reader Organisation – Shared Reading online and on telephone

Coronavirus – changes to our activities

Reading by Phone

We can provide a weekly meaningful engagement by phone for anybody who needs it. You can call our hotline or use our email address to register yourself, or with their permission, register someone who might benefit. Call 0151 729 2250 between the hours of
10am and 4pm, Monday – Friday or email

Staying connected

Let us know how you’re getting on, what you’ve been doing to stay in touch with your group members, and ask any questions via the hotline 0151 729 2250 or send an email at

We’re also running online support workshops for our brilliant Reader Leader volunteers – head over to the Shared Reading community hub for more details about those. 

What’s On

Shared Reading online 

  • Every Tuesday from 1pm, and every first Thursday of the month at 7pm
  • We’ll be hosting Shared Reading live led by a member of our Learning and Quality team. Head to our
    Facebook page to take part. 

Information on non-reading activities (heritage walk available) can be found

What is Shared Reading?

Shared Reading is a powerful group experience that sparks connection, reflection and discovery. By providing a creative and safe space to explore our inner lives and develop meaningful relationships with others, Shared Reading improves wellbeing and builds

What happens at a Shared Reading group?

In Shared Reading, a Reader Leader shares a piece of great literature with a group of people, bringing the words to life through live reading aloud and discussion. We choose great poems, stories and plays because they offer a powerful language with which
we can explore our inner lives.

Who is Shared Reading for?

Absolutely everyone! We read with people all ages, backgrounds and abilities, everything is read aloud, all our groups are free to attend and everyone is welcome to join in. Whether you’ve been reading all your life or have never picked up a book before,
you’ll find a warm welcome in a Shared Reading group.

How can I access this service?
See the main description
When is this service open?
Groups take place at different times and days of the week. General enquiries are answered Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
How much will it cost me?
Social media

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What groups of people is this for?
The general public
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


The Reader Organisation - Shared Reading online and on telephone, The Reader Organisation, Calderstones Mansion, L18 3JB



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