We believe nobody should be left out of learning.

Our reading programme is available in all prisons across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also work with partner organisations in the community, supporting people to learn to read.

Did you know that over 50% of people in prison can’t read, or struggle to?

Turning Pages, our evidence based reading manuals, enables people to learn in a way that best suits them – either one to one or through self study resources. Our flexible, informal approach even suits those who have never read a word before. Learning to read can be a powerful springboard into so many other opportunities, in fact, 9 out of 10 Shannon Trust learners take up further education.

We believe in rehabilitation and know that for many, learning to read plays a key role. It has a transformative impact on the life of the individual and those around them, which in turn can lead to reduced reoffending and a better society.

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Ways to get involved

Learning to read

A mentor and a learning going though one of the Turning Pages manuals

We know a lot of people have had bad learning experiences in the past, so our programme is designed to be different. Find out how it works, and how you or someone you know can get involved.

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Transform someone's life. Give them the chance to learn to read.

Our unique Turning pages guides