Integrating literacy

Guidelines on the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services

This is a revised edition of Guidelines on the inclusion of adults with learning disabilities in literacy schemes (NALA 1999). In 2013, the Department of Education and Science (DES) Review of Adult Literacy Provision recommended revising and updating the original Guidelines. In 2015, SOLAS asked NALA to produce a Scoping Paper to inform that work. The Scoping Paper included a draft set of guidelines.

Plain English and the law

This booklet highlights the importance and benefits of clear communication from a legal perspective. Our aim is to show you how plain English can save you time and money by avoiding unnecessary legal costs.

This booklet has three parts.

Integrating Guidelines for Vocational and Workplace Trainers

These guidelines are for vocational and workplace trainers who are delivering very short courses – from a few hours to a few days – and who therefore have limited time and scope for helping participants develop literacy skills. The emphasis here therefore is on reducing literacy barriers to participation on the course, and on providing successful learning experiences.

Step by Step Guide to Filling in the Census 2016 Form

The Step-by-Step-Guide to filling in the Census 2016 Form gives information to help you fill in your census form.
It includes:

  • Questions and answers about the census
  • Census 2011 – some interesting facts
  • Dates to remember 2016
  • A guide to filling in the census form
  • Types of question in the form
  • Questions about your accommodation
  • Questions about people in the house on census night
  • Questions about absent people on census night
  • Glossary

The Crystal Clear Pharmacy Programme - guide

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), MSD and NALA have developed the national Crystal Clear Pharmacy Programme with a unique quality mark. The programme will recognise pharmacies that deliver a health literacy friendly service to their patients, by awarding them the Crystal Clear Mark.

The Crystal Clear General Practice Programme - guide

NALA and MSD, in discussion with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), have developed the national Crystal Clear General Practice (GP) programme with a unique quality mark. The programme will recognise general practices that deliver a health literacy friendly service to their patients, by awarding them the Crystal Clear Mark.

The Crystal Clear Pharmacy Programme - overview

Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), MSD and NALA have developed the national Crystal Clear Pharmacy programme with a unique quality mark. The programme will recognise pharmacies that deliver a health literacy friendly service to their patients, by awarding them the Crystal Clear Mark.

The Crystal Clear General Practice Programme - overview

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), MSD and NALA have developed the national Crystal Clear General Practice programme with a unique quality mark. The programme will recognise general practices that deliver a health literacy friendly service to their patients, by awarding them the Crystal Clear Mark.

Write on for work: Exploring a web based approach to integrating literacy as part of career preparation

Writeon – personal pathways to work was a National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) -led partnership with Southside Partnership (SSP) and Local Employment Services (LES) that successfully delivered a labour market activation programme.

Write on for work: Guidelines for web-based basic skills support

These guidelines are for staff who work with adults who need help getting a job and who have gaps in their basic skills, such as numeracy, literacy and digital skills.  They will be particularly useful for Local Development Companies, Local Employment Services and Department of Social Protection staff.  

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