Doorstep Library Network

Doorstep Library Network

Charity information

Doorstep Library Network

We train volunteers to provide home reading support for primary school aged children living on deprived housing estates in west London. Our volunteers aim to instil a love of reading in the children to encourage them to read widely and for pleasure, to help with their literacy, education and life chances. Our volunteers also support parents to enable them to better participate in their children's reading and literacy; for the most vulnerable families we signpost them to local services.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    Our Vision is:
    All children thriving in homes where the love of reading is embraced.

    Our Values:
    Delivered with Commitment and Passion
    Aiming for Inclusion so that no-one is left behind
    Our approach is Child centred with active parent involvement
    Aiming for Learning through reading as a means to realise aspirations
    Our approach is low key, friendly and fun
    Involving Support from wider community and volunteers

    Our Mission:
    - Supporting children experiencing disadvantage to become keen and confident readers
    - Supporting parents to take an active role in their children’s education
    - Supporting families to connect to wider range of cultural, social and support services

  • Aims

    Doorstep Library Network aims to:

    • Improved literacy, education and life chances for deprived primary school aged children through provision of trained volunteers, doorstep library projects which provide books and book-led learning.
    • Supporting low income families to increase and develop their skills and confidence to enable their children to read and read widely for pleasure, and to better participate in their community.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1158197

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 70

    Phone number: 02088701476

    Address: Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, London SW6 7EN

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  • Home Reading Support for disadvantaged children

    Working in deprived council estates in London, Doorstep Library volunteers encourage disad... More