Essex Libraries, in partnership with the Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians have launched a new scheme to provide expert information and advice for people with long term health conditions. Called Reading Well, it recommends the best books which support people who live with a range of long term conditions, and their friends and carers. The conditions covered include arthritis, breathing difficulties, heart disease, bowel conditions and stroke.
The books have been selected by medical experts and people living with the conditions, and is endorsed by national health organisations. View the full list of books on the library website, reserve copies from the library catalogue, or borrow them direct from the larger libraries.
Essex Libraries is also working with GPs and support groups, who can prescribe these books for their patients to borrow.