Monday, March 12, 2012
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 and resources 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 it – in the playground, through schools, charities and community groups etc… Give them the contact details and website address for The Trust and its member organisations so that they can take a look and begin to get support, expert advice and resources from there too.
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
We want you to be our heart in the local community and to be someone that parents can talk to so they know they are not on their own. Your role is vital – not as an expert on dyslexia and learning difficulties (the Trust and its member organisations provide that) but as someone who can offer support to mums and dads at a time when they can feel worried and isolated. Having a chat with you will mean a lot because you know what they are going through. You may like to do this on a 1-to-1 basis 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.