Vibrant Communities - Essential Skills Service

Vibrant Communities Essential Skills Service aims to promote and raise awareness of literacy issues and the literacy and numeracy services within East Ayrshire. We offer a free and confidential service across East Ayrshire for adult learners who may need help and support with reading, writing and number skills. Support can be offered on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group.


We focus on 6 main areas of Literacy:

·         Adult Literacies

·         Youth Literacies

·         Family Literacies

·         Adults with learning disabilities in relation to literacies

·         English as a Second or Other Language

·         Pathways to Literacies (Working with Offenders)


We can help adults:

·         Build confidence with words and numbers

·         Understand forms and write letters

·         Support their child’s learning

·         Prepare for police, nursing and army entrance tests and any other tests


We recruit and support a number of volunteers and offer a number of training programmes to support and develop their practice. We also can provide Literacy Awareness Raising Training to providers/practitioners who are in contact on a regular basis with the public.


  • Literacy tick
  • Numeracy tick

Ages Helped

  • Under 16
  • 16-19 tick
  • 19-25 tick
  • 25+ tick