Housing Up-to-date resources from the UKs leading publisher of resources to support life skills and Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Every single one of our titles is adult suitable, mapped to the adult core curriculum and helps you your clients achieve both housing and personal goals. Which is why housing associations and training providers throughout the UK find them hugely successful in motivating students of all abilities.
Basic skills for life Basic skills for work Job skills

Life skills

Our best-selling series gives your clients the tools they need to live successful independent lives – budgeting, finding a place to live, shopping for food, basic home hygiene and everyday health issues are all covered.

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Basic skills for work

Provides residents with the essential communication skills they will use in everyday work and life. Practical scenarios and realistic contexts build English skills and give your clients the strategies they need to succeed. Most activities are Entry 3/Level 1.

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Job skills

Uses the topics of job seeking skills to reinforce basic literacy and numeracy skills. Written at an accessible level these titles provide your clients with the essential skills they will use to get and keep a job.

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Emotional literacy   Social skills   Money management

Emotional literacy

Reinforce emotional literacy and show your residents how to handle emotions and develop positive relationships. All activities are set in real-life situations, both in the workplace and at leisure, giving these publications direct appeal.

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Social skills

Resources to help your clients develop self-awareness and social skills. Here they learn how to deal with social situations at work and at leisure including how to get on with others, develop conversation skills and have a good work attitude.

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Money management

Motivational resources to teach financial capability. Most activities are Entry 3/Level 1.

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Signs and symbols   ICT for life   Citizenship

Signs and symbols

Use everyday contexts to motivate residents with these books that are designed to be a fun way into literacy as well as providing your clients with essential, sometimes life-saving information. Entry 1/Entry 2.

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ICT for life

Harness the power of ICT to motivate your adult learners. These titles sharpen your learners skills in word processing, mobile phone technology and using the internet. Entry 1/Entry 2.

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Show your residents how to become more informed, responsible citizens. These titles explore hot topics from racism to global warming. Some activities challenge clients to delve beyond the surface and think critically – ideal for enhancing reading and research skills.

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Functional skillbuilders   Thinking skills   Health matters

Functional Skillbuilders

Your one-stop solution for teaching literacy and numeracy. Functional Skillbuilders cover every level and category of the Adult Core Curriculum (Entry 1 – Level 2). Workplace contexts are true to life, they motivate and engage your residents and make progression easy.

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Thinking skills

A brand new series containing written, audio and video based activities – all perfect for helping clients develop listening, observational, oral and written communication skills – most activities are Entry 3/Level 1.

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Health matters

Health matters encourages your cleints to make safe choices with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sexual health. Our trademark, matter-of-fact approach allows you and your students to tackle sensitive issues with confidence and credibility.

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FasTrack   This life readers   Play on words


Teaching programmes for non-readers and writers take learners from pre-Entry Level to Entry Level 2/3. Multisensory programmes come complete with diagnostic assessments, teaching notes, worksheets and games.

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This life readers

Engaging photostories for emerging readers. The stories feature one or two short, simple sentences per page with good, clear print and plenty of repetition and reinforcement. The Resource pack helps you extend residents literacy skills. Milestone 8/Entry Level 1.

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Play on words

Crisp, adult-style graded word puzzles that are perfect for reinforcing basic phonics skills and sight words. Titles available at Entry 1/Entry 2 and Entry 3.

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Maths in   Everyday maths   Fair play

Maths in

Real-life maths at Level 2 with practical tasks based on everyday, motivational contexts. Functional Maths suitable.

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Everyday maths

Level 1 maths activities help students make connections between learning and their real lives. Functional Maths suitable.

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Fair play

These Entry Level 3 titles demonstrate the everyday nature of maths with activities based on sports. Functional Maths suitable.

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WorkScenes   Play on numbers   Brinsford books


Numeracy and literacy in vocational contexts. WorkScenes provides you with a huge bank of photocopiable, contextualised literacy and numeracy resources which will motivate your cleints. Most activities are at Level 1.

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Play on numbers

A bank of interesting, simple photocopiable graded number puzzles that take a refreshingly adult approach - perfect for motivating older learners who have tried and tried again with basic numeracy. Titles available at Entry 1/Entry 2 and Entry 3.

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Brinsford books

This series of carefully graded readers (Entry 1 through to Level 1) is devised to engage reluctant readers. Educational institutions throughout the UK have reported that Brinsford books succeed where many other books have failed in getting adults to read.

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