Support our Helpline this Dyslexia Week
Between Dyslexia Week and the end of this year, we want to be able to support 100 more people through our Helpline who are affected by dyslexia. But to do this, we need your help.
Dyslexia is often seen as an educational difficulty, but its impact is lifelong. Over half of the calls received by the Helpline are from adults looking for advice or support. Many have grown up feeling embarrassed or ashamed of their difficulties. Many more have never been diagnosed, never received support, and believe that they are responsible for their own inability to learn at school.
The British Dyslexia Associations Helpline is the only national, free Helpline service for people with dyslexia of all ages and those who support them. Run by volunteers with the support and guidance of our experts and specialists, it offers a lifeline to adults, young people and children with dyslexia by providing access to confidential and impartial free information.
Tom reached out to the Helpline after losing his partner. He had also recently lost his job, and was unable to access the application for Universal Credit.
Without a regular income he has relying on food banks to survive. Tom needed help in completing job application forms and writing a covering letter and requesting Universal Credit. These were things that his partner had always done for him.
It takes courage for people, like Tom, to call the Helpline and they are usually at the point where they don't know where to turn.
Most have never shared their experiences or let others see just how much they may be struggling to do everyday things that others take for granted.
Each donation of £5 can help us support another person, like Tom, by offering free, impartial advice and a listening ear to how dyslexia affects their day-to-day life.
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