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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.

Books Unlocked

Stephen Kelman prison visitWe're working with the Booker Prize Foundation to engage prisoners and increase their enjoyment and frequency of reading through our Books Unlocked programme.  

Literacy awareness training

A man writingWe provide help with spotting low literacy and offering support. 

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Illiterate adults in England

Woman looking out of a windowAround 5.2 million adults in England can be described as "functionally illiterate".

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.