Shannon Trust

Registered Charity Number: 1117249
London

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Thousands of prisoners are unable to engage in the rehabilitation journey because of their inability to read. Shannon Trust wants to transform lives by inspiring prisoners who can read, to teach prisoners who cannot.

For most of us reading is a skill we take for granted. For thousands of people in prison, however, reading a letter from home, a job application or a newspaper is simply beyond them.

More than 40 percent of prisoners have literacy skills so low that on release they are ineligible for more than 90 percent of jobs. Those who are unable to read on release will be frustrated in their hopes for a new and different life. Shannon Trust is breaking that cycle with the Shannon Trust Reading Plan, a peer-mentored reading plan that gives prisoners a vital skill and a fresh start in life.

Prisoners who canít read often feel embarrassed, vulnerable and isolated when faced with being unable to read letters from home, know what they are choosing from the meal menu or make an application for health care.  Not being able to read also reduces their access to training and rehabilitation programmes and on release non-readers are precluded from 90% of jobs, reducing their chances of successful rehabilitation. The reasons why someone has reached adulthood without learning to read are numerous and various:- many have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or disrupted school experience; too often it is simply that they didnít have someone in their life with time and patience to teach them.  

The one-to-one peer mentored approach of Shannon Trust Reading Plan appeals to prisoners who are reluctant to engage in classroom learning. It allows them to progress at their own pace and they gain confidence in themselves when they realise that they too can successfully learn to read.  There are benefits too for the Mentors in terms of raising their self-confidence and self-worth.

 

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Shannon Trust The Foundry
17-19 Oval Way

London
SE11 5RR

Phone: 020 3752 5510
Email:

http://www.shannontrust.org.uk

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

December 2015 December 2014
Total Income £580,516 £532,069
Total Expenditure £652,200 £618,387

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