About us


Shannon Trust supports thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. We inspire and train prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t.

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Who we are

Shannon Trust supports thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. We inspire and train prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t.

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Our reading programme

For most of us, reading is a skill we take for granted. For thousands of people in prison, reading a letter from home, a job application or a newspaper is impossible. Shannon Trust changes this, giving adults in prison the chance to learn to read 1-to-1 with a peer mentor.

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Our people

The success of Shannon Trust relies on the quality of the relationship between Mentors and Learners. Behind the scenes there is a team of people who need to work together to make this experience of learning positive and life enriching.