The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.
We work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Because low literacy is intergenerational, we focus our work on families, young people and children.
One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life. As a child they won’t be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won’t be able to support their child’s learning.
Lacking these vital skills undermines their wellbeing and stops them making a full contribution to the economic and cultural life of our nation.
• We establish literacy projects in the poorest communities
• We campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents
• We support schools