Action for Literacy is a coalition of two charities; Dyslexia Action and National Literacy Trust, who have responded to the changing charity landscape and recognised the value added in joining together to help meet the needs of the communities they support. Our partnership with them is deepening our involvement with literacy nationally and is enabling us to help more young people achieve their potential. We are also using our professional skills and raising funds to support national literacy programmes.
“Literacy is key to escaping social exclusion. By improving reading, writing and communication skills people are more likely to have better employment opportunities and life chances. Dyslexia Action and the National Literacy Trust both work to boost literacy skills in disadvantaged areas and are excited by the opportunities available from working in our Action for Literacy partnership and alongside Shelter.
“The funding, volunteering and pro bono support from KPMG will make a considerable impact on our ability to improve the lives of thousands more children and young people with literacy difficulties.”
Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, and
Kevin Geeson, Chief Executive of Dyslexia Action