Adult Literacy


Volunteer tutors provide one-to-one support in a quiet, attractive area, enabling people to feel at ease and able to learn. Sadly, many have reported being bullied at school, and it’s a big step just to admit that one needs help with reading or understanding numbers.


Whether someone wants to improve their ability to read, or is starting from scratch, Adult Literacy tailors support to each person’s needs. Tutors also find ways to help people understand numbers, money and budgeting, or whatever issues they want to tackle. The key is building confidence and some have gone on to write short articles for the in-house “Crag Farm Times”, poetry or stories.


Some people may go right through life hiding their issues with reading and comprehension, but life is daunting and difficult. Being able to read letters and texts, to understand one’s bank balance and, for some, to help one’s own child to learn, is utterly life-changing.


Every year, a celebration is held, at which each person attending Word Shop receives a certificate and tutors are thanked.

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Patron: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Caring For Life is a registered Charity No. 1174982. Registered office at Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds LS16 7NH.

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