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Localism policy paper

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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

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