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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Local Dyslexia Associations are likely to be operating differently to normal, please consider this when contacting them.

Please find our information on how the British Dyslexia Association is operating during the coronavirus outbreak here.

Your Local Dyslexia Association can be a great source of dyslexia-related information and support, and are run by dedicated volunteers. To find the one closest to where you live, please enter 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)

Visit website

Berkshire, SL6

Area covered

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire.

Helpline

07921 022 589

24 hour answerphone.

Activities supported

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

DA of Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough And Bracknell

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Berkshire, SL6

Area covered

Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell.

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

Wokingham & Reading DA

Wokingham, RG41

Buckinghamshire

Northamptonshire & Buckinghamshire Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Northants, NN11

Area covered

Northamptonshire,(NN), Buckinghamshire & 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

Cambridgeshire

Peterborough & Cambridgeshire District Dyslexia Association

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Cambridgeshire, PE6

Area covered

Peterborough, Cambridge.

Helpline

Via Website

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

Cheshire

Cheshire and North Wales DA

Visit website

Stoke On Trent, ST7

Area covered

Cheshire and North Wales

Helpline

07423 018 339

10am - 8pm 7 days a week

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

Cornwall

Dyslexia Cornwall

Visit website

Area covered

Cornwall All TR codes, PL10 to PL18, PL22 to PL35, EX22 & EX23

Helpline

07716 639 375

Varies. Times are advised on voicemail message.

Activities supported

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

Cumbria

South Cumbria DA

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Area covered

All of South Cumbria and North Lancashire

Helpline

01539 742 632

not manned but all messages regularly attended too.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Tuition

West Cumbria DA

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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

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Dorset, BH21

Area covered

Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth.

Helpline

01305 266 492

5pm - 9pm 7 days a week.

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Essex

Dyslexia Assist

Area covered

Essex but receive enquiries from other area's.

Activities supported

  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire DA

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Area covered

GL1 - GL20 and GL50 - GL56

Helpline

07908 729 820

9am - 7pm

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Tuition

Greater London

Croydon DA

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Croydon, CR0

Area covered

All CR postal areas, SE19 & SE25

Helpline

0333 111 00 66

Anytime before 9pm. Answerphone.

Activities supported

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

DA London

Visit website

Area covered

Central London Local Authorities

Helpline

020 3290 2644

Daytime part-time. Leave a message and someone will call back when available.

Alternate helpline

Adult Dyslexia alternative Helpline 0208 8701 407 associated with the physical support group.

Daytime part-time. Leave a message and someone will call back when available.

Activities supported

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

DA of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham

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Area covered

BR1 to BR8, DA5 to DA8, SE2 to SE4, SE6 to SE10, SE12 to SE14, SE18, SE21, SE23, SE26, SE28

Helpline

0300 999 1800

Helpline run by volunteers and is not 24 hours. Please leave a message and your contact number if there is no answer.

Alternate helpline

Adult helpline - 07762 265 827

Mondays - Wednesdays, 5pm - 7pm

Activities supported

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

Ealing DA

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London, W13

Area covered

Ealing

Helpline

See details below

Monday to Wednesday:
Sue 020 8579 3622

Thursday and Friday:
Anna 07754 501 355

Sunday only:
Samina 020 8998 0552

Time 9am -6pm

This is run by volunteers If there is no answer please leave a message and your number and we will respond as soon as we can.

Activities supported

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

Richmond DA

London, SW14

Sutton DA

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Area covered

All Sutton postcodes (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

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London, E17

Area covered

Waltham Forest (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, 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 07815 800 629

Volunteers so varies.

Activities supported

  • Courses
  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • 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

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

Hampshire

Hampshire DA

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Area covered

Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight.

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments

Herefordshire

Hereford & Worcester DA

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Worcestershire, B61

Area covered

Worcestershire, Herefordshire, South Birmingham, Dudley (postcodes including WR, HR, B, DY)

Helpline

07546 566 898 - 07768 895 269 - 07480 826 108

Staffed by volunteers. Voicemail available.

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

Visit website

Hertfordshire, SG4

Area covered

Hertfordshire

Helpline

07719 023 376

Phone - Monday to Friday 4pm-7pm

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Isle Of Wight

Hampshire DA

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Area covered

Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight.

Activities supported

  • Conferences
  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments

Kent

Dyslexia House Association

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Area covered

Medway and Maidstone

Helpline

07939 232 537

Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers

Kent West DA

Visit website

Kent, TN11

Helpline

0345 601 2553

Answerphone 9-4 week days.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Meetings with speakers

Leicestershire

Leicestershire Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Leicestershire, LE5

Area covered

Leicestershire. All LE Postcodes

Helpline

01509 213 262

Daytime & Evening. Not weekends.

Alternate helpline

01455 272 924

Daytime & Evenings. Not weekends.

Activities supported

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

Medway

Dyslexia House Association

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Area covered

Medway and Maidstone

Helpline

07939 232 537

Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers

Merseyside

St Helens & District DA

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Merseyside, WA9

Area covered

St Helens WA, Warrington WA, Wigan WN, Halton WA, West Lancs L39, parts of Sefton & Knowsley with Liverpool LDA

Helpline

0844 884 9725

Answerphone 24/7

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Screening or assessments

Wirral DA (now Cheshire & North Wales)

Wirral, Merseyside, CH41

Helpline

07423 018 339

cheshirenwda@gmail.com

10am - 8pm 7 days a week

North Wales

Cheshire and North Wales DA

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Stoke On Trent, ST7

Area covered

Cheshire and North Wales

Helpline

07423 018 339

10am - 8pm 7 days a week

Activities supported

  • Befriending
  • Drop-ins
  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments
  • Self-help adult support group
  • Tuition
  • Workshops or tuition for adults
  • Workshops or tuition for children

North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

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South Milford, LS25

Area covered

Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Selby District, Wakefield.

Helpline

01977 684 357

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

Alternate helpline

01132 401 402 or 01757 288 889

Activities supported

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

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire & Buckinghamshire Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Northants, NN11

Area covered

Northamptonshire,(NN), Buckinghamshire & 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

Visit website

Nottinghamshire, NG7

Area covered

Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottingham.

Helpline

0115 924 6888.

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm 1pm - 4.30pm

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

Visit website

Oxfordshire, OX16

Area covered

Oxfordshire

Helpline

07806 451 543

Monday - Friday

Activities supported

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

Powys

Powys Dyslexia Support Group

Visit website

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

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

Shropshire

Shropshire DA

Shropshire, SY4

Area covered

Shropshire including Telford & Wrekin, Powys.

Helpline

01939 233 141

Daytime/Evening

Activities supported

  • 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

Somerset

Somerset DA

Visit website

Somerset, TA1

Area covered

Somerset

Helpline

01749 675 139

Activities supported

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

Staffordshire

DA of Staffordshire

Staffordshire, ST3

Suffolk

Suffolk DA

Visit website

Suffolk, IP11

Area covered

Suffolk

Activities supported

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

Surrey

North Surrey DA

Surrey, TW20

South East Surrey DA

Visit website

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

Visit website

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

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Tyne And Wear, NE29

Area covered

Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool. Middlesborough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Redcar & Cleaveland, Stockton. Sunderland.

Helpline

07868 263 696

Monday- Friday 9:30- 5pm if a message is left, a call back within 2-3 days usually.
2-3 day reply from email enquiries.

Activities supported

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

Warwickshire

North Warwickshire & Coventry Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Area covered

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

Helpline

02476 610 925

9am-5pm Answerphone 24/7
9am-3pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Stratford -Upon-Avon, CV37

Area covered

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

Helpline

01789 509 236

Activities supported

  • Workshops or tuition for children

West Midlands

Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group

Visit website

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

North Warwickshire & Coventry Dyslexia Association

Visit website

Area covered

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

Helpline

02476 610 925

9am-5pm Answerphone 24/7
9am-3pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • Screening or assessments

West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Visit website

South Milford, LS25

Area covered

Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Selby District, Wakefield.

Helpline

01977 684 357

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

Alternate helpline

01132 401 402 or 01757 288 889

Activities supported

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

Wiltshire

Wiltshire DA

Visit website

Area covered

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

Helpline

Email only please until Monday 9th August

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

Visit website

North Yorkshire, YO7

Area covered

Hambleton and Richmond Local Districts

Helpline

0845 2260 240

Office hours

Alternate helpline

01325 718 139

Office hours

Activities supported

  • Helpline
  • IT support
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Screening or assessments

York And District - contact Yorkshire Rose

North Yorkshire, YO32

Area covered

York, Wakefield, Hull.

Helpline

01977 684 357

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

Alternate helpline

01132 401 402 or 01757 288 889

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Visit website

South Milford, LS25

Area covered

Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Selby District, Wakefield.

Helpline

01977 684 357

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

Alternate helpline

01132 401 402 or 01757 288 889

Activities supported

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