In March 2014, following discussion at a National Literacy Forum meeting, we published a paper discussing the role of localised approaches in improving literacy levels in the UK.
It proposes that national policy relating to local services should consider that:
- The local relativity of needs and attitudes is crucial to creating relevant services and improving uptake of literacy improvement strategies
- Common barriers can be addressed through integrated approaches and intelligence sharing
- The outcome of cuts that make important services unsustainable will be felt more severely by communities with low social capital