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Tasmanias adult literacy strategy Why is 26TEN important? Almost 1 in 2 Tasmanians have insufficient literacy and numeracy skills to meet the demands of everyday life and work. This statistic is not unique to Tasmania. Across Australia, all States and Territories are dealing with the same challenge. Our action plan for change In Tasmania we are:

raising awareness removing barriers encouraging action. Everyone can play a role. Everyone stands to benefit What is 26TEN? 26TEN Network to harness the collective efforts of governments, businesses, communities and individuals members program

to help build the Network and extend the support available to Tasmanians www.26ten.tas.gov.au to connect Tasmanians with programs and services and to make it easier for people to find help 1300 00 2610 a free and confidential referral service workshops

free literacy awareness and plain English workshops to raise awareness and promote action 26TEN grants program to fund projects that improve the skills of Tasmanians in workplaces and communities campaign to inform Tasmanians of the benefits of literacy skills and that the 26TEN Network is ready and available to help

What are our libraries doing? conversation information one to one support connection mentoring courses How can you help?

Talk openly and often about literacy and its importance Provide programs and services that support literacy learning at all levels Make it easier for people with low literacy to use your services Promote the use of plain English and use clear communication Train your staff to recognise and to help people with low literacy Help your staff or clients improve their own skills Read to your children, their children be joyfully literate The single most important condition for literacy learning is the presence of mentors who are joyfully literate people. Shirley Brice Heath How to contact us 1300 00 2610 www.26ten.tas.gov.au

[email protected] Jane Forward Manager Literacy Services LINC Tasmania [email protected] 03 6233 2914 Pip Hankin Manager 26TEN Strategy [email protected] 03 6233 2989

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