Discover the latest news from Shannon Trust and explore our views on recent changes to prison education.

Drama raises funds and awareness for Shannon Trust
Drama raises funds and awareness for Shannon Trust

The Script in Hand raised a fantastic £395 for Shannon Trust during the debut of their new historical play.

Shannon Trust’s Spring appeal
Shannon Trust’s Spring appeal

Throughout May, we're asking for your support with our Spring appeal.

Mentors benefit from peer-led programmes too
Mentors benefit from peer-led programmes too

Our CEO shares his thoughts on how learning to reading can also benefit our mentors.

Learning to read in prison – it's just the start
Learning to read in prison – it's just the start

In our CEO's latest blog post, he talks more about the joint report on reading education in prison.

Learning to read in prison – time to invest in peer led programmes
Learning to read in prison – time to invest in peer led programmes

Our CEO reacts to the new HMIP and Ofsted report on reading education in prisons.

Levelling up – through learning to read
Levelling up – through learning to read

Shannon Trust's CEO reviews the government's Levelling Up White Paper.

Level up with numbers, as well as learning to read
Level up with numbers, as well as learning to read

Over 50% of people in prison struggle with their reading. But did you know that 60% also struggle with numeracy? That’s why we’re introducing maths as part of our offer.

One way to level up, is to ensure that nobody is left out of learning
One way to level up, is to ensure that nobody is left out of learning

Learning to read improves job prospects, boosts well-being and builds self-esteem. It makes daily life easier. It helps create and nurture relationships.

Learning to read helps prisons to be safer places
Learning to read helps prisons to be safer places

Shannon Trust's CEO responds to Chief Inspector of prisons' recent blog post about prison violence.

Shannon Trust to receive an incredible £80,000 from The Big ASK
Shannon Trust to receive an incredible £80,000 from The Big ASK

Shannon Trust are delighted to announce an incredible donation from The Big ASK

Shannon Trust announces significant grant award
Shannon Trust announces significant grant award

Shannon Trust are delighted to announce a new, significant grant of £500,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

HMP Dartmoor showcase an outstanding reading programme
HMP Dartmoor showcase an outstanding reading programme

Members of the Shannon Trust team visited HMP Dartmoor to see newly trained mentors receive their certificates.

Shannon Trust organisational strategy 2022-2024
Shannon Trust organisational strategy 2022-2024

Shannon Trust shares their new 3-year organisational strategy

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