The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust wants to recruit a team of Parent Champions across the UK. The Trust supports parents and carers of children with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. This Parent Champion initiative is a collaborative project supported by Dyslexia Action, The British Dyslexia Association, Springboard for Children and Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.
WE WANT YOU TO BE
OUR VOICE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Every term, you’ll receive a newsletter from the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust with the latest news about support, expert advice, resources and events available to parents of children with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.
We want you to tell as many mums, dads and carers as possible about the expertise and support available through the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and its member organisations. To help you do this, we’ll send you some of our Parent Champion postcards so that you can give these to anyone you know who will find this information useful. We’ll also send you some Parent Champion posters and ask you to get them displayed in a prominent place in your local community. It may be a local school, church, GP surgery or community group.
OUR EARS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The Trust will occasionally ask you to respond to surveys that help us to know what issues are important to parents, what is working well that we can build on – and where there are gaps. This information is vital to us because it means that we can ensure that we are offering the best, most relevant and practical support that will really make a difference to parents.
OUR HEART IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
By spreading the word about The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust, handing out the Parent Champion postcards and getting our posters displayed you will become our heart in the local community - not as an expert on dyslexia and learning difficulties (the Trust and its member organisations provide that) but as someone mums and dads can chat to at a time when they may really appreciate support. If they are not sure who to turn to for reliable information and advice, you can tell them about the expertise available through the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and its member organisations. You may like to do this in the playground or over a cup of tea. Or perhaps organise a coffee morning where parents can get together and share experiences and chat in a friendly and supportive environment.
We would really like your help to build our network of Parent Champions by recruiting one or two people in your local community who are as passionate as you are about supporting other parents. We’d like them to become Parent Champions too. We would also like you to join our virtual community so that you can keep in touch with all our other Parent Champions.