Helpful Sites and Contacts

British Dyslexia Association


New Technologies Committee – for information on dyslexia and ICT

Dyslexia Action


National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Network 81

Tel: 0845 077 4055

Network 81 is a charity that supports, advises and trains parents and carers about the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

KIDS’ Croydon SEND Information, Advice, Support (SENDIAS) and Mediation service

An independent, impartial and confidential service which offers information and support for parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) as well as SEND mediation services. This service is free.

Located at Carers Support Centre at 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB

Mon-Fri 10am-5 pm. Parents/carers and young people can self-refer themselves to access this service by contacting [email protected], tel: 020 8663 5630/5631


Helpline 020 8538 3731

Workshops, information sheets on website. Drop-in free monthly surgeries for parents/carers – during school term times – 1st Monday of each month during school term times, 10.15 am – 12.15 pm at The Salvation Army, 66 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LF

Carers Support Centre

Drop in centre based at 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB, offering advice, information and support to those caring for someone who needs help due to illness, disability or old age.

Dittas Ltd

DITTAS offers consultancy for parents and a range of services for businesses to make them Dyslexia / SpLD friendly and courses for professionals and parents.