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Reading is Caring

Reading is Caring is a new project which uses shared reading to support people living with dementia and their carers.

The Reading is Caring project will demonstrate how reading together can support the positive mental health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers.

Carers will be supported to develop an approach that is tailored to their particular circumstances, taking into account the personal life experiences and preferences of the person they are reading with and to.

The programme is curently in its first year. Scottish Book Trust intends that the learning from this year will be used to enable a wider roll-out.

Get involved

Reading is Caring is running free online workshops for carers. These workshops will equip carers with the knowledge and tools to develop skills and confidence to undertake shared reading with someone living with demntia.

Workshops will take place in small groups at a time of your convenience.

If you live in Scotland and are caring for someone with early or mid-stage dementia please get in touch with Koren Calder, Reading Communities Outreach Manager on koren.calder@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

Reading is Caring is funded by:

heart shaped logo with text reading 'dwf foundation'

Grey text logo that says 'The William Syson Foundation'

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