Helpful Sites and Contacts

British Dyslexia Association


New Technologies Committee – for information on dyslexia and ICT

Dyslexia Action

Independent Dyslexia Consultants Tel: 020 7388 8744

Adult Dyslexia Organisation


National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Network 81

Network 81 is a charity that supprots, advises and trains parents and carers about the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Tel: 0845 077 4055


Professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties

Resources provide information for parents and teachers of children with specific learning difficulties.

There are also sections for adults with similar difficulties.

Croydon Literacy Centre

Since April 2016, the Centre has been relocated to Howard Primary School, Dering Road, South Croydon, CR0 1DT

Tel: 07920 657 752

The Centre supports Key Stage 2 students with literacy difficulties who are * not making progress in school.

Students have to be referred to the Centre by their school and they normally * attend twice a week for three terms.

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.

Now located at Carers Support Centre. Mon-Fri 10am-5 pm. Parents/carers and young people can self-refer themselves to access this service by contacting * [email protected]

SOS! SEN 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

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 held due to illness, disability or old age.

Dittas Ltd

The OCN (Open College Network) Level 3 Supporting the Dyslexic Learner at Home and School is a course provided in Keston, Bromley, for educational professionals and parents to develop their knowledge and understanding of Dyslexia and their skills to support learners with Dyslexia and related Specific Learning Difficulties.