Literacy friendly in action: Creating the space for confidence building – Webinar for the community and voluntary sector

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Join the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) for our free training webinar for the  community and voluntary sector to hear about literacy friendly in action.

You will learn practical tips how you can make people feel more welcome and comfortable by using a literacy friendly approach in your services and programmes.

People who are less confident with reading and writing often feel nervous or wary of approaching new people and joining groups.

Hear about two community-based projects that used literacy friendly approaches to build confidence and support people to see the potential and benefits of learning as an adult.

Keep It Lit

This project supported three different groups in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard work with writers in residence to develop creative writing. The groups then performed their creative writing pieces in front of families and friends at a local event.

Learner Support Service

This project saw Simon Cork develop supports to make their service for people experiencing homelessness more literacy friendly. These supports included a programme of non-threatening learning activities and creating seamless referral pathways between different education teams in the organisation.


  • Jessica Laird, Adult Education Programmes Officer, Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership
  • Catherine Twomey, Community Education Facilitator, Dublin south Central, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
  • Damhnait Hickey, Employment and Training Coordinator, Cork Simon
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