Today the National Literacy Trust published a report, Literacy Changes Lives. This establishes that people with poor literacy skills are more likely to be unemployed, have low incomes and poor health behaviours, which in turn can be linked to lower life expectancy.
Sir Kevan Collins, the EEF’s chief executive, commented in response:
The EEF has a range of literacy resources available – see our Big Picture ‘Language and Literacy’ theme for details
In addition, we are funding (alongside Northern Rock Foundation) a £10 million campaign to improve primary-age literacy in the North East of England.