Launch of Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia in Wales

Reading Well Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription provides accredited and helpful reading to support health and wellbeing. It is delivered by The Reading Agency working in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome. The scheme is endorsed by leading health partners and delivered in public libraries.

The Reading Agency has been awarded funding from the Welsh Government to roll out Reading Well in Welsh libraries in partnership with SCL Wales, beginning with Reading Well for dementia. The booklist includes information and advice for people living with dementia and their carers, as well as fiction, memoir and photographic books used in reminiscence therapy.  The Reading Agency is working with the Welsh Books Council to translate books on the list into Welsh. Book collections and supporting materials will be made available from libraries in both English and Welsh.