At Verbal, we work in partnership with academic institutions, research networks and other community and voluntary organisations. These collaborations allow us to reach a wide range of communities, to evaluate the framework of our Shared Reading model, and to further evidence the positive impact of our programmes. Our partnerships include:
Verbal are collaborating with NIPHRN and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to develop a Shared Reading programme to support ambulance control room staff.
Verbal collaborated with Ulster University to identify the impact of a Reading Rooms programme on the wellbeing of adults in the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.
Verbal collaborated with Trinity College Dublin to design and evaluate a new text selection framework and to pilot a Shared Reading group in Northern Ireland interface communities.