New research into the impact of reading

The Reading Agency has commissioned a new report from think tank Demos to demonstrate the power of reading to tackle big societal challenges: loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing and social mobility. The report finds that regular readers tend to be less lonely and that reading can improve common symptoms of both depression and dementia

Read the news release here and the full report here.

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