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New Sunderland centre could help thousands with dyslexia

MP Julie Elliott (2nd right) with l-r Carmel Scott volunteer, Denise Runcie-Youngson trustee and Joanne Youngson volunteer co-ordinator at the official launch of  Sunderland Inclusion & Dyslexia Project, St. Lukes Terrace, Pallion, Sunderland on Friday.

MP Julie Elliott (2nd right) with l-r Carmel Scott volunteer, Denise Runcie-Youngson trustee and Joanne Youngson volunteer co-ordinator at the official launch of Sunderland Inclusion & Dyslexia Project, St. Lukes Terrace, Pallion, Sunderland on Friday.

CITY MP Julie Elliott cut the ribbon at the opening of a new centre which it’s hoped will help thousands of Sunderland people who have dyslexia.

This month marks the launch of Wearside charity Social Inclusion for Dyslexia (SID) Project, in St Luke’s Terrace, Pallion.

Bosses at the organisation say Sunderland has more than 27,000 people who are affected by dyslexia, with many possibly facing barriers to work, education, training and social development.

The condition is a common learning difficulty that mainly affects the way people read and spell words.

The charity is aiming to help those affected by tackling the issue of social exclusion, helping them with literacy skills, overcoming difficulties and developing confidence.

Support offered by the new centre includes dyslexia awareness and tailored support to help people diagnosed with the condition in the challenges they face.

SID are also on the lookout for volunteers to help them in their work.

For more details, call Joanne Youngson on 0845 437 8725.

 

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