SDA links


The SDA were very happy to receive some funding from the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury four years ago, and set up a bursary fund to help out those who need assessments or lessons but have funding difficulty. We at the SDA try to keep it topped up and are happy that we have been able to help several people to access the help they have needed.


We also have links with CReSTeD; a charitable organisation that keeps a list of schools and teaching centres that deal with specific learning difficulties. Those organisations that want to be listed are visited every three years by CReSTeD consultants to ensure that their standards are upheld; there are three such schools in Shropshire. The CReSTeD website provides useful advice to parents and can be found at


A useful and totally positive website I have recently noticed is ‘Made by Dyslexia’ on Facebook. It promotes the values of dyslexia and is quite inspirational.


Ros McCarthy (Rotarian/CReSTeD consultant/SDA member

Patoss Shropshire


Arrange workshops/speakers 3 or 4 times a year. These events are supported by PATOSS and CPD certificates are issued to all who attend. The fee for these courses is usually around £5


Events include:


  • 8th February 2018; Film Night 'The Big Picture' and Jim Bowen from Scanning Pens.
  • 22nd March 2018; Sarah Davys Jones Occupational Therapist.


Meetings are held at The Cricket Club in Oswestry at 7.30pm and last for approximately 90 mins.


The group is interested in adding more Shrewsbury contacts and new members are always welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend these talks.


If you would like your name to be added to the mailing list please email Janet Barlow



Drawing competition

Some of the fantastic contributions to our 'Design the SDA logo competition' A big thank you to all those who entered.

Free tandem hire

Charlottes Tandems


Charlottes tandems lend tandems to (and only to) people with disabilities or special needs for free, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling.  Borrowers are both children and adults.  Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group.  They are available for hire for a couple of a months at a time.  If you are not disabled and you are after a hire tandem or one for a Charity Ride then please try the Tandem Club website instead.

If you would like to borrow one then please contact: Ray Hughes (Charlottes Tandem representative in Shropshire): 01746 785659.

The disabilities and special needs of borrowers have so far included: Severe Learning Difficulties, Autism, Aspergers, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, Hearing Loss, Dyspraxia, Fybromalgia, Parkinson's, MS, ME, CRPS, COPD, Hemiplasia, Tuberous Sclerosis, CHARGE & MPS III.

Contact Us Today:

Shropshire Dyslexia Association Helpline:

Anne Townsend

01939 233141 


(Please note: this number is staffed by volunteers. Please allow 48 hours for a response)




Or use our contact form


Charity No:513065

Dyslexia Tuition

At Belle Vue Methodist Church, Belle Vue Rd, Shrewsbury.


On Saturday mornings during term time between 9.30 and 12.00 am.


On Thursday evenings between 4.14 and 6.15 pm.

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