‘We CAN Read’ makes a difference…

We CAN Read - Gosport and Fareham
Sybil, after presentation of her ‘We CAN Read’ certificate, with coach Daniel.

If you know someone who would love to learn to read, our local volunteers can help.

Gosport and Fareham’s free “We CAN Read” scheme is a fun phonics programme to develop reading. It is ideal for learners with dyslexia or for anyone who has received inadequate reading tuition in the past.

We provide one-to-one coaching by volunteers, a method we believe is preferable to large classes which can be intimidating for new readers.

The coaching, arranged at a time and frequency to suit both reader and coach, takes place in a public area such as a library where facilities are available to us.

The course runs at the speed the new reader dictates and they are never under pressure. Success could be by the time the final page is reached when the readers confidence has soared.

We need your help…

Do you know someone who has difficulty reading and who would like to enjoy the confidence the skill of reading would give them?

MP Caroline Dineage
Linda Curtis and Una Sadler from ‘We CAN Read’ with Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, attending a Parliamentary committee meeting on Illiteracy at  Westminster.

Generally the people who would benefit from ‘We CAN Read’ cannot read this so we need help from loved ones, friends, colleagues and work-mates.

It takes a brave person to come forward and admit to not being able to read. Show them you care by contacting us in total confidence after discussing it with them.

Come with them to meet us so we can discuss the best way we can help them improve their quality of life.

If you know someone who cannot read, you could also be their coach by becoming one of our volunteers.

Success Stories

Jesse, took the plunge to learn to read after her husband died and she can now read the paper that he always read to her. She feels so much more confident with all aspects of life after contacting We CAN Read.

The ‘We CAN Read’ team from left to right – Anne from Fareham with Linda and Una from Gosport.

A young man always wanted to be a fireman but because of dyslexia, he was unable to read. With the help of a We CAN Read coach and our dyslexia friendly training book he conquered his difficulties and achieved his lifetime ambition and is now a fully qualified fireman!

Susan had been struggling for years and the We CAN Read one-to-one coaching has, she says, “retrained” her brain.

Karen wanted to be able to read stories to her grandchildren at bedtime. For years, she had to make excuses such as “I haven’t got my glasses” or “I’ve got a headache” to avoid embarrassment. She can now read bedtime stories and is teaching her grandchildren to read.

Please contact us by phone or email for further details.