Shannon Trust fulfils an unmet need around adult learning, supporting people who have fallen through the cracks in formal education.

We know a lot of people have had negative learning experiences in the past, so our programmes are designed to be different, with no exams and no classrooms. Our Turning Pages reading manuals and Count Me In numeracy manuals are used by thousands of learners in prisons and the community. 

Established for over 20 years, we support people who can read and understand numbers to teach those who can’t, in prisons and communities.

Learning to read and understanding basic numeracy has a huge impact – not just on the person learning, but on everyone around them; whether that's their mentor, their family and friends, prison or service staff, or the wider community.

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What we do

We believe everyone deserves another chance and has the potential to create a positive future in which they can thrive.

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