If you are over 16 and would like to talk to someone about getting help for yourself or someone you know, you can contact one of our literacy workers based across Argyll and Bute by going to our webpage:

The Adult Literacy Team provides free and confidential advice and support to anyone aged 16 and above with their reading, writing and number skills. You can call or email and we will help.

Literacy skills are most commonly thought of as reading, writing and number skills but they also include listening, understanding and communication. In today’s complex world-digital literacies, (using technology to gain information and help with learning and communication) is also becoming a basic skill. The Adult Learning service can help you with all of these skills.

Support for adults with specific difficulties such as dyslexia is available. All adult learners are individuals and we can offer tailored support to meet your needs. More information about dyslexia can be found in the support for literacy pages on this site or you can go to Dyslexia Scotland for more information:

Practical Help

This site provides lots of useful information about literacy resources.

Here are a few other sites that may have useful resources: – a really useful site with free online courses about using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email or finding work online. –BBC Skillswise has links to different resources around literacy and numeracy

My World of Work has lots of information about learning, training and getting a job. It can help you to build an online CV and also has information for Parents and Tutors. –Money Advice Service has an online budget planner, money health check and savings calculators that you can use. -Numeracy challenge is a free, confidential website that can assess everyday maths skills and provides a range of resources that you can use for learning.   It can also generate certificates.

If you are working with someone you may be interested in i-develop:

i-develop supports creative and innovative learning and development for CLD (Community Learning and Development) practitioners, based on the values, principles, skills and competences they need as communities, individuals and employers. It holds lots of different resources and links that may be of use.