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Why English and maths skills matter in tackling homelessness

Posted by Jodie Crossley

We all use English and maths in our everyday lives: from getting the bus, to getting a job, from reading our post to reading a good book. But for many homeless people, this is not possible.

Reading Counts: Why English and maths skills matter in tackling homelessness. The report shows that people who are homeless have often had a poor experience of school, often connected to unstable and traumatic childhoods. People who lack basic skills are also likely to find it harder to recover from homelessness.

Resource Author(s): 
St Mungo's Broadway
Publication Date:
Monday, 2 June, 2014
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Type of resource: 
Studies and Reports