Improving literacy and numeracy in The Orchard Clinic

Organisation : NHS Lothian - Orchard Clinic
Grant Amount : £ 4,000

Many individuals within forensic medium secure care have significant difficulties as regards literacy and numeracy, i.e. filling out menus, completing benefit forms, reading etc. We are seeking funding to provide weekly sessions of tutoring in individual literacy and numeracy. The key objectives of this intervention would be to improve the ability of patients to read, write and use numeracy, therefore enabling them to improve their skills in handling health information, expressing ideas and opinions, and making decisions and solving problems. Due to the conditions of detention many of patients are unable to access literacy /numeracy intervention outwith the building.