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Local Dyslexia Associations

Your Local Dyslexia Association can be a great source of dyslexia-related information and support. Search for your closest branch using either your postcode or county.

Bedfordshire

South Bedfordshire DA

Bedfordshire, LU5

Area covered

Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford, Luton.

Helpline

01582 752 444.

24/7 Answerphone

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Berkshire

Adult Dyslexia Centre (Thames Valley)

Berkshire, SL6

Area covered

Windsor, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Slough, Reading.

Helpline

07921 022 589

24 hour answerphone.

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults

DA of Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough And Bracknell

Berkshire, SL6

Area covered

Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell.

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

Wokingham & Reading DA

Wokingham, RG41

Cambridgeshire

Peterborough & Cambridgeshire District Dyslexia Association

Cambridgeshire, PE6

Area covered

Peterborough, Cambridge.

Helpline

Via Website

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

Cheshire

Cheshire and North Wales DA

Stoke On Trent, ST7

Area covered

Cheshire and North Wales

Helpline

07423 018 339

9am - 8pm Monday - Friday

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Cornwall

Dyslexia Cornwall

Area covered

Cornwall. All TR codes, PL10 - PL18, PL22 TO PL35, EX22 and EX23.

Helpline

01872 274 827

Varies. Times are advised on voicemail message.

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults

Cumbria

South Cumbria DA

West Cumbria DA

Cumbria, CA19

Area covered

West Cumbria, Allerdale and Copeland

Helpline

07704 326 452.

Manned by volunteers: missed calls will be returned.

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Dorset

Dorset DA

Dorset, BH21

Area covered

Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth.

Helpline

01305 266 492

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Essex

Dyslexia Assist

Area covered

North East Essex

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Self-help adult support group

Gloucester

Gloucestershire DA

Area covered

GL1 - GL20 and GL50 - GL56

Helpline

07908 729 820

9am - 7pm

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Greater London

Croydon DA

Croydon, CR0

Area covered

All CR postal areas, SE19 & SE25

Helpline

0333 111 00 66

Anytime before 9pm. Answerphone.

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Workshops or tuition for children

DA London

Area covered

Central London Local Authorities

Helpline

Adult Helpline - 0208 870 1407

Daytime and evening but leave a message if no reply. We can only accommodate adults.
Email enquiries on the Adult Dyslexia Support Group website - www.londonadultdyslexia.org.uk

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Self-help adult support group

DA of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham

Area covered

BR1 - BR8, DA5 - DA8, DA14 - DA18, SE2 - SE4, SE6 - SE10, SE12 - SE14, SE18, SE21, SE26, SE28.

Helpline

0300 999 1800

Answerphone available.

Alternate helpline

Adult helpline - 07762 265 827

Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group

Ealing DA

London, W13

Area covered

Ealing

Helpline

02085 793 622

Sue - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Helpline is run by volunteers and is not 24 hours. Please leave a message and your number if there is no answer.

Alternate helpline

07909 618 330

Zorica - Thursday & Friday.
Samina - Saturday & Sunday - 02089 980 552

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition

Richmond DA

London, SW14

Sutton DA

Area covered

SM1 - SM7 (Plus other neighbouring boroughs where there is no longer a dyslexia association)

Helpline

07948 702 491

Daytime and Evening until 9pm

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Waltham Forest DA

London, E17

Area covered

E4, E10, E11, E17, IG8. Barking & Dagenham IG & RM. Barnet N2, N3, N10, N11, N12, N14, N20. Enfield EN, N9, N11, N13, N14, N18, N21, N22. Hackney E5, E8, E9,E15, E16, N16. Haringey N4, N6, N8, N10, N15, N17) Havering (RM), Newham (E6, E7, E12, E13, E15, E16), Redbridge (IG, E12, E18) South Hertfordshire (EN) South West Essex (CM4, CM5, CM11 - CM19).

Helpline

07590 824 970

Volunteers so varies.

Alternate helpline

07787 514 494 or 07713 165 017

Volunteers so varies.

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Greater Manchester

Salford DA with East Manchester

Manchester, M30

Area covered

Greater Manchester

Helpline

0161 794 1502

Anytime

Alternate helpline

0161 793 7335

Anytime

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

Hampshire

Hampshire DA

Area covered

Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight.

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Herefordshire

Hereford & Worcester DA

Worcestershire, B61

Area covered

Herefordshire, Worcestershire, South Birmingham, Dudley. Postcodes including - WR, HR, B, DY

Helpline

01527 833 103

Staffed by volunteers. Voicemail available.

Alternate helpline

07546 566 898 - 07768 895 269 - 01568 797 464

Staffed by volunteers, not full time.

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire DA

Hertfordshire, SG4

Area covered

Hertfordshire

Helpline

07719 023 376

All the time.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Kent

Dyslexia House Association

Area covered

Mid-Kent, Medway, Swale

Helpline

07578 341 896

Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm.
Helpline is manned by volunteers and our helpline service is limited. If your enquiry is urgent and you cannot get through, please send an email with contact details and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Kent West DA

Kent, TN11

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Lancashire

North East Lancashire DA

Lancashire, BB5

Area covered

BB post codes

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments

Leicestershire

Leicestershire Dyslexia Association

Leicestershire, LE5

Area covered

Leicestershire. All LE Postcodes

Helpline

01509 213262

Daytime, Evening, Weekends.

Alternate helpline

01455 272 924

Daytime & Evenings.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Merseyside

St Helens & District DA

Merseyside, WA9

Area covered

St Helens WA, Warrington WA, Wigan WN, Halton WA, West Lancs L39, Sefton & Knowsley & Liverpool (all L postcodes and some WA & WN postcodes).

Helpline

0844 884 9725

Answerphone 24/7

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Screening or assessments

Wirral DA

Wirral, Merseyside, CH41

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire & Buckinghamshire Dyslexia Association

Area covered

Northamptonshire,(NN), Milton Keynes, (MK)

Helpline

01604 328 075

24 hour answerphone, call back usually within 48 hours

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition

Nottinghamshire

The Dyslexia Association

Nottinghamshire, NG7

Area covered

Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottingham.

Helpline

0115 924 6888.

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm 1pm - 4pm

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association

Oxfordshire, OX16

Area covered

Oxfordshire

Helpline

07806 451 543

Monday - Friday

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition

Powys

Powys Dyslexia Support Group

Wales, SY15

Area covered

HR3, HR5, LD1 - LD8, NP7, SA9, SA10, SA11, SY5, SY15 - SY22.

Helpline

07749 307 812 - Powys Dyslexia Support Group.

Weekday evenings 6.30pm - 9pm

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition

Shropshire

Shropshire DA

Shropshire, SY4

Area covered

Shropshire including Telford & Wrekin, Powys, Clwyd.

Helpline

01939 233 141

Daytime/Evening

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Somerset

Somerset DA

Somerset, TA1

Area covered

Somerset

Helpline

01749 675 139

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Answerphone 24/7

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Staffordshire

DA of Staffordshire

Staffordshire, ST3

Suffolk

Suffolk DA

Suffolk, IP11

Area covered

Suffolk

Activities supported

  • Meetings with speakers
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults

Surrey

North Surrey DA

Surrey, TW20

South East Surrey DA

Area covered

Reigate, Banstead, Caterham, Dorking, Horley, Mole Valley, Tandridge. RH1 - RH9, CR3 & CR6, KT18 - KT23. SM7

Helpline

01737 556 173

Evenings preferred.

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Swansea

West Wales DA

Area covered

SA Postcodes - City and County of Swansea

Helpline

01792 700 896

6pm - 9pm weeknights

Alternate helpline

01792 201 776

6pm - 9pm

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Tyne And Wear

Dyslexia North East

Tyne And Wear, NE29

Area covered

Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Teeside.

Helpline

0191 466 1299

9.30am - 5pm Monday - Thursday

Alternate helpline

0786 826 3696

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Warwickshire

North Warwickshire & Coventry Dyslexia Association

Warwickshire, CV12

Area covered

North Warwickshire & Coventry All CV Post Codes & B46, B77 - B79.

Helpline

02476 316 813

9am-6pm Answerphone 24/7

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association

Stratford -Upon-Avon, CV37

Area covered

Solihul, Rugby, Warwick, Kenilworth, Kineton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa, Wellesbourne

Helpline

01789 509236

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

West Midlands

Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group

Birmingham, B30

Helpline

0798 605 4301

Monday and Friday 10am - 4pm

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Self-help adult support group

Ideas Walsall Dyslexia Association

West Midlands, WS9

Wiltshire

Wiltshire DA

Area covered

Wiltshire, including Swindon, including SP, SN, BA postcodes.

Helpline

01249 655 489

9am-6pm Monday-Saturday. Usually answer machine available.
Usually reply within 24 hours.
May be longer if I am away from home.

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Yorkshire, East Riding

Dyslexia Network Plus

North Yorkshire, YO7

York And District Dyslexia Association.

North Yorkshire, YO32

Area covered

YO1, YO7, YO8, YO10 - YO91, WF1 - WF90, HU1 - HU20. York, Wakefield, Hull.

Helpline

07939 036 045

Voicemail 24/7

Alternate helpline

0775 720 9617 - Adult only.

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

South Milford, LS25

Area covered

Leeds, Bradford.

Helpline

01977 684 357

10am to 6pm. Week days - answer machine available

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Workshops or tuition for children

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