Three children being helped by the scheme
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The disadvantaged children picking up their first books

A scheme to help children from disadvantaged areas with their reading has been so successful, the charity which runs it says it needs to expand.

The Doorstep Library takes books around some of London's poorer estates, encouraging youngsters to read.

It primarily helps those who do not speak English as a first language and those who have fallen behind in class, and now hopes to crowdfund its expansion.

Reporter Lesley Ashmall met some of the children who are benefitting, for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 02 Sep 2016