Let's Talk Reading intends to eradicate low literacy in Ipswich.
Statistically, 1 in 6 adults in England struggle with reading and 7.6% are unable to read basic safety signs, medicine instructions, travel information and food labels.
That equates to 8,000 adults in Ipswich who basically can't read and 20,000 who struggle with reading. This lack of skill has a very damaging effect on their wellbeing, employability, social mobility and life-expectancy.
We suspect that the majority of these struggling readers, by definition, will be in the disadvantaged half of the population; in other words, we can expect to find 1 in 3 of adults in disadvantaged areas struggling with reading and about 15% who cannot read!!
So think about the consequences of this on your town