16% of adults in the community struggle to read.
Shannon Trust has partnered with a number of services in the community to help them learn through our Turning Pages manuals, the help of volunteer reading coaches and self study resources. The programme is tailored to the learner, and is run in the way which works best for them. Our community work also means people who have taken part in our programmes in prison can continue upon release.
The programme is run in services, supported by Shannon Trust staff and volunteers
Not being able to read affects more people than you think, yet learning can be a powerful springboard into so many other opportunities. It can:
We believe everyone deserves another chance and has the potential to create a positive future in which they can thrive.
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I am now more involved with my children, making me a better parent. My relationships with friends and family are now more intimate. I can express myself honestly as I don’t have to rely on others.
I’m proud of myself. I’ve achieved things I never thought I would because I doubted my ability, but I’ve found out I’m smarter than I thought.
It has made a big impact on my life because being able to read has made things more possible for me. I can now apply for jobs, college and my driving test.
If my grandmother was still alive she would be so proud that I’ve done this. I know she would say ‘I told you, you’re never too old to learn’ and learning to read at 33 years of age proves just that.