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Community Learning and Home School Partnership

Adult literacy and numeracy - brush up your skills

Adult literacy and numeracy means different things to different people. Many people think adult literacy is just for those who have difficulty reading or writing at all. In reality a wide range of people get support at different times with different challenges. Some of the areas we have helped with include:

  • Written job selection tests (police / fire service exams; apprenticeships etc)
  • Everyday tasks (banking / shopping lists / budgeting)
  • Supporting mums, dads and carers so they can help their child with homework
  • Approaches to writing for courses (sentence structure / formatting paragraphs etc)
  • Reading or writing for pleasure
  • Supporting groups to produce newsletters to inform their communities 

Everyone who comes along sets their own targets. For some a little help goes a long way and they get what they need in a few weeks. But for others we offer longer term support to get them where they want to be.

If you or someone you know are interested in finding out more about what we can offer in (or outside) your community please go to the Community Learning website or contact your local team.