Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 1 -7 Oct

BDA                       This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and the British Dyslexia Association are focusing on the theme #21stCenturyDyslexia. For more information, including how to get involved, visit: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events/view/name/dyslexia-awareness-week-1-7-october-2018 


Gareth’s award!


Plymouth social worker wins top award at national awards ceremony.   Gareth Benjamin, who works at Livewell Southwest, was named winner of the Mental Health Social Worker of the Year award at the national event which took place on Friday 24 November 2017 in London.

The judges commended Gareth on his personal approach and praised him for his strong commitment to human rights, his drive to challenge the disadvantages faced by mental health service users and his enthusiasm for learning

Gareth is an ALS student who has just successfully completed his PG Diploma Advanced Mental Health Practise at Bournemouth University.

Many congratulations Gareth!





Entrepreneurs are often dyslexic, to some extent…

and Chris Dawson, who set up The Range, being interviewed by Peter Jones in this video below seem to example this. This is part of a Peter Jones programme in which he interviews successful business people.

This link starts at an extract, where Chris Dawson admits his dyslexia and Peter discusses it in the wider context.


Thanks to Chris for this video.