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The Helpline is manned by a small team of staff and experienced volunteers.

Our phone lines are open Mondays - Fridays from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

To reach the Helpline call 0333 405 4567 or email

The BDA Helpline is a national free helpline service for people with dyslexia and those who support them. It offers confidential, impartial advice and information. We receive calls and emails from parents, students, adults with dyslexia, teachers and employers.

It is through Helpline that dyslexic individuals can share their views about the support that is available, and can raise issues which, while personal to them, may be affecting thousands of other people with dyslexia. All of this helps us to take the issues forward to influence politicians and decision makers.

Scanning Pens are proud to sponsor the BDA Helpline

A new sponsorship from Scanning Pens will mean the BDA Helpline will now have even more direct support from a dyslexia specialist.

The Scanning Pens sponsorship will allow us to increase the capacity and expertise of the BDA Helpline further – meaning faster and more straightforward support is available and opening hours extended. We strive to quickly deliver support to the 1 in 10 people in Britain with dyslexia.

The British Dyslexia Association would like to say thank you to Scanning Pens for their kind support. It will make a massive difference to the people that need our help.