Verbal is the Northern Ireland partner of the Reading Agency which this week launched Reading Friends, a UK-wide initiative for older people.


You can watch the film that marks the launch of Reading Friends here.

Reading Friends will tackle loneliness among older people through the proven power of reading together.

Northern Ireland Reading Friends

Working with Older People North West, a test project is planned in the Derry/Londonderry area.

This is a volunteer-led project that brings shared reading to older people, based on their interests and wishes.

As well as being keen readers, Reading Friends volunteers are also great listeners who enjoy the company and the stories of older people.

Find out more

For more information on Reading Friends in Derry/Londonderry, please contact [email protected]