How Learning to Read in His 40s Changed a Man’s Life

How Learning to Read in His 40s Changed a Man’s Life

Southport Library was recently featured on BBC News as the space has helped change a local man’s life. You can read the full article here.

Many of us take for granted the ability to read. But for some people, learning to read can be a challenge that they face later in life. This is the story of Peter Lloyd, a man who learned to read in his 40s.

The article discusses the impact that not being able to read had on Mr. Lloyd’s life. He felt embarrassed and depressed about his inability to read. This affected his confidence and made it difficult for him to do many things that most people take for granted.

With the help of a volunteer tutor named Alison from the charity Read Easy, Mr. Lloyd was finally able to learn to read. This has made a positive difference in his life. He is now able to do things that he could not do before, such as choosing his wife’s birthday card by himself.

Mr. Lloyd’s story is an inspiration to us all. It shows that it is never too late to learn something new. If you are struggling to read, there are many resources available to help you. With the help of a tutor or a literacy program such as Read Easy, you can learn to read and improve your quality of life.

Congratulations to Peter on embarking on your reading journey. From all of us here at The Atkinson, we wish you the very best in your GCSE English qualification.

Peter’s story was also shared on BBC North West Tonight television filmed here at The Atkinson.

To find out more about Read Easy UK and the amazing work they do, please visit their website or contact Southport Library on 0151 934 2118.

Posted on 26 April 2024 under General news

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