Social Care and Charitable Organisations

We collaborate to integrate programs and generate the perfect outcome. Whether you are a local dyslexia group, a charitable organisation or involved in helping others get back on with their lives we can work with you to achieve your and your clients' goals.

Adult Second-Language Learners and Migrant Workers

In the book 'An Introduction to Psycholinguistics' Steinberg&Sciarini address social situations affecting second-language learning in adults. When coupled with the different 'phonetic structures' of languages this can have considerable impact for those individuals learning to speak and write the English language later in life.

"With age, language is more essential for social interaction.
It is important to note that for adults, social interaction mainly occurs through the medium of language . . . Adult second-language learners will typically have significantly fewer good language learning opportunities, in a new language community, than will children . . . Second language interactions in the workplace could also be very limiting, for, because of their lack of second-language ability, other learners would not be hired to do work that required native speakers to linguistically interact with them in any depth."

Steinberg D D, Sciarini N V (2006) An Introduction to Psycholinguistics: learning about language (2nd Edition) Harlow: Pearson Longman


Nowhere in Western Europe jails more of its population.      

  • It costs the UK £3.2 billion/year to lock up 80,000 inmates.
  • A majority will have no job to go to and six out of 10 employers automatically exclude those with a criminal record.
  • £320 million would be saved for community initiatives for every 10% reduction. This is not additional spending.  
  • 80% of prisoners in England & Wales have serious problems spelling & writing. 50% have serious problems reading.
  • 60 - 80% have been identified with learning difficulties.
  • 7 in 10 people in prison have dyslexia, versus 1 in 10 in the UK population.
  • At the sharp end of this, PPO's (Persistent Prolific Offenders) poor literacy/numeracy contributes to the re-offending.
  • £200 / person is the current minimum cost to diagnose /label them. 
  • £100 / day is the cost to house them in prison.        

39% of army recruits

  • had a literacy level at or below the standard expected for an 11-year-old and 38% had this level of ability in numeracy.
  • What happens when they retire from active service?
  • 1 in 10 prisoners in UK prisons is a former soldier
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"Both the prison and probation services are committed to taking action to reduce crime by improving education and training for offenders, those who are given community services and those released from prison.

There are considerable challenges these services face to change their culture and practices in order to provide better support for those with poor basic skills."



Please do call us in confidence to discuss the many options and the way forwards.

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One in 10 prisoners is a former soldier.

The number of former service personnel in prison is nearly three times higher than official government figures show,

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'Military style' lessons to teach prisoners how to read and write

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