Unlocking the power of reading


A fresh, new and easy way for adults to learn to read, at their own pace, one to one with a friend, family member or other mentor.

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' I have been using Turning Pages for a few months now. It's helping because I can keep repeating work until I remember it. I enjoy doing the work every day. My English has improved a lot. I was able to write a birthday card for my friend and I can now write my own letters.'

Turning Pages learner
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'Turning Pages gave me a good base that I was able to use in ESOL classes. Recently I've achieved a diploma in Site Carpentry L2. I'm studying Construction Technology Theory L3. All this was possible because Shannon Trust gave me the confidence and opportunity.'

Turning Pages learner
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Doors began to open for me. I felt more relaxed and at ease. Words and sentences began to make sense. As weeks and months went on I gained in confidence. I found Ithe methods used for working out ways of sounding and recognising words particularly useful.

Turning Pages learner
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'From the basic alphabet up to vowel sounds and longer sight words, I have found Turning Pages to be a really great help to me and I wish I could have taken part in it many years ago'

Turning Pages learner
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I urge anyone who struggles to read to get involved with Turning Pages. No-one will ever knock you for wanting to better yourself.

Turning Pages mentor
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I'm an ex-English teacher and I volunteer with St Giles Trust. One of my clients has successfully followed Turning Pages. I can't tell you enough what a great scheme this is. The speed and progress is remarkable.

St Giles volunteer

I like that the book is laid in a way that's not too intimidating. When you finish one book, you get to go to a different colour which represents an improvement and makes me feel more enthusiastic to get into the next book.

Turning Pages learner
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Using Turning Pages my Read Easy adult learner has gone from non-reader to reading short story books in 6 weeks.

Read Easy UK coach

If you have any problems with your reading, writing, spelling, why not give Shannon Trust a go? They do this thing called Turning Pages..

Turning Pages learner
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I'm so chuffed. I can now sit down and read a book with the grandchildren.

Turning Pages learner
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After completing the first Turning Pages manual, Jimmy felt confident enough to join in reading with his children. Something he hadn't done before.

Turning Pages mentor
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Sarah overcame her anxiety about her own dyslexia to go on to be a brilliant Turning Pages mentor. What she thought was would be a weakness turned out to be a strength because of the understanding and empathy she brought to her mentoring. She found Turning Pages reassuring because she could look through the activities beforehand and so was confident to guide her learner through their reading sessions