Free lessons in reading, writing and spelling for adults are available from the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) over the phone. Tutors from the agency can help adults struggling to help their kids with schoolwork, understanding health and financial information as well as filling in forms.

“We know it’s a very difficult time at the moment, especially for the many people in Ireland who struggle with reading, writing and using everyday technology. That’s why we’re making our distance learning service, with tutors on the phone, available for anyone who wants help,” says NALA CEO Dr Inez Bailey.