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Literacy and life skills

Get help

If you cannot read or write and need help:

  • contact the organisation you are dealing with for help, explaining your situation
  • contact a community organisation.

Endeavour Foundation

The Endeavour Foundation supports people with a disability to improve their independence and daily living skills.

  • Where: Nambour, 5 days a week
  • Contact Endeavour—phone (07) 3908 7100

Homeless Connect event

Homeless Connect is a 1 day event held twice a year (May and November) in Brisbane for homeless people (or those at risk) to go to one place for services such as medical care, legal help, housing help, personal grooming items and clothes.

Improve your skills

The Reading Writing Hotline

Talk to the hotline about your reading, writing, spelling or maths needs and get details of adult literacy and numeracy classes in your area. If there are no suitable classes in your area, you may be able to get help by distance education.

  • Contact the hotline—phone 1300 655 506

Queensland Council for Adult Literacy  

The council may be able to connect you with literacy providers in your area.

Townsville City Council Library Services

CityLibraries Townsville have a Reading Links program for children, youth and adults with low literacy levels.

  • Where: Townsville, 5 days a week
  • Contact the library—phone (07) 4727 9000

Adult Community Education

Adult Community Education (ACE) gives adults and young adults access to learning throughout their lives.

Caboolture Community Adult Literacy Group Inc

The Caboolture Community Adult Literacy Group offers basic literacy and numeracy education, employment and job skills training, computer skills courses and an English as a Second Language (ESL) course.

  • Contact the group—phone (07) 5495 1711

Helpful links

Women's Infolink

Women’s Infolink offer free confidential information and referrals to community organisations and government departments that support women.

  • Phone: 1800 177 577 (free call)
  • TTY: (07) 3877 8226
  • Interpreter service—phone: 13 14 50

Legal Aid Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland provide free legal information, advice and help to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders.

  • Phone: 1300 651 188

Disability Information Service (DIS)

Free information, resource and referral service on disability issues in Queensland.

  • Phone: 1800 177 120
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Last updated:
8 September 2016

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