Resources for organisations

Using your vote in the May 2018 referendum

On Friday 25 May 2018, you will be asked to vote on a proposal to change our Constitution. The proposed change concerns the regulation of termination of pregnancy. You will be asked to vote whether or not to delete Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution and replace it with a new one. To help you understand the voting process, we have put together this information sheet about voting in the referendum. You can also see what a sample ballot paper looks like and try your hand at some exercises that will help you understand the voting process. 

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.

Health and Wellbeing Seminar

Presentation from our Health and Wellbeing Seminar.

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.

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: 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.