Most organisations are unaware of the national statistic that 1 in 6 adults struggle with reading.
We believe that, since most of these poor/non readers will be found in disadvantaged areas, the proportion in those areas is likely to nearer to 1 in 3. Thus, the organisations dealing with disadvantaged people should assume that 1 in 3 will struggle with reading, forms, letter etc..
We have informed, and continue to update:
- IBC Housing Officers
- Job Centre staff
- Citizens Advice Centre staff
- Family Support Workers
- Charities: HomeStart, ICENI
We also inform local politicians on a regular basis:
- Ipswich MPs
- Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council Councillors