Following a successful year-long pilot, a county-wide network of Get Into Reading groups is currently being rolled out across Devon libraries as part of a pioneering scheme to improve memory and mental wellbeing through shared reading.
Devon County Council were so impressed by the pilot groups in Tiverton and Exeter Central, that they have invested a further £100,000 for us to run five ‘Library Memory Groups‘ for those with memory loss conditions and their carers, as well as seven ‘Feel Better with a Book Groups’ for those wanting to lift their mood and engage with others for enjoyment and general support.
Cllr Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:
“The power of a good book is outstanding. Sharing reading as part of a groups is a really enjoyable experience, and can also help improve wellbeing, boost confidence, self-esteem and combat isolation. These…
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