Kathleen's secret

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Click on the picture above to watch a clip of how Kathleen keeps her secret from Jimmy.

Tip

Some people, like Kathleen, go to great efforts to hide the fact they can't read or write very well.

There's no need to keep it a secret. Talking with someone you trust can be inspiring.

Advice line

Call the advice line on 08000 150 950

Millions of adults like have transformed their lives by improving their reading and writing. To find out about free local courses call our advice line on 08000 150 950. Or text the message WORDS to 81010 to get the advice line number sent to your phone, so you have it to hand in future.

Calls are free from most landlines but some mobile operators may charge for the call. Text messages cost 12-15p.

You can also ask for advice in libraries, job centres and colleges. And if you are in a union you can ask your union learning rep. There is no need to keep it a secret.