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Birmingham Stories publishes Year 1 Interim Report

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Birmingham Stories has had many successes since its launch in September 2019, which are now detailed in a new report.

2000 resources have been distributed throughout the city, 25 local Literacy Champions have been recruited and 230 practitioners have been trained as part of our Literacy for Learning programme. We have also launched new pages on Instagram and Facebook to share literacy content with the city's young people.

Birmingham Stories brings together the expertise of the National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham to deliver a new approach to improving literacy. Academic research and the resources of a civic university are deployed to raise the literacy levels of teenagers and adults facing significant challenges.

Through community engagement, volunteering and regional campaigns, Birmingham Stories helps people to improve their life chances and break the cycle of poverty. It also fosters new collaborative research to shape the experience of future generations.

Download the report to learn more about the success of the project so far and plans for the future.


We work with local communities across the UK to improve life chances through literacy. We target our work in the communities that need help most, working with local partners to deliver place-based solutions. Learn more about our community programmes.

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