Without good literacy skills, individuals have fewer opportunities for success. We campaign to raise awareness of the link between literacy and social mobility, and the benefits of creating a literate society.
Support for adults who could benefit from improving their literacy skills.
Illiterate adults in England
Around 5.2 million adults in England can be described as "functionally illiterate".
Literacy awareness training
Spotting low literacy and offering help.
Literacy Changes Lives
The impact of literacy on economic wellbeing, aspirations, family life, health and civic/cultural engagement. 2008.
Literacy: State of the Nation
An overview of literacy levels in the UK.
The role of literacy in offending behaviour
Our 2008 research paper.
Prison Reading Champions
Engage prisoners and prison staff in reading with this project resource.
- 11 January 2013 New year, new futures for children
- 13 December 2012 Number of adults with the literacy skills of five to seven-year-olds increases
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National Literacy Trust project to develop the speaking and listening skills of young people.