SID Project

Awards For All Funding

We are proud to announce funding from the Big Lottery Fund towards the opening of our unique Assistive Technology job club on a weekly basis.  The funding will  directly support those who are long-term unemployed, vulnerable, and socially excluded from society, or parts of society as a result of being dyslexic.

Every individual we support will never face the same barriers as each client is unique. Literacy can directly impact on a person's daily life's choices in many ways, for example finding work, training or simply staying on top of household bills can be difficult. 

Our techniques such as visualisation, relaxation and self-counselling help identify the early signs of stress and help develop self-esteem. The job club will promote emotional health and dyslexia programmes that will provide future employment and training opportunities for those most in need.

Thank you big lottery fund!

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Social Inclusion & Dyslexia

We have launched our unique video to highlight the plight of Dyslexic People in Sunderland and their missed opportunities as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week.

SID & Dyslexia Matters conference

21st March 2015

SID joined Dyslexia North East and Sunderland University in welcoming people from all over Britain to raise awareness of dyslexia. The event ‘Dyslexia matters’ was held at the Sunderland Glass Centre and included speakers, workshops and information sharing with a desire to empower those who experience dyslexia.

SID’s Project coordinator Joanne Youngson speaking at the conference about dyslexia and barriers in the workplace.

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ITV News


SID project coordinator Joanne Youngson features in ITV News report on Dyslexia Awareness Week.

See here for the full article and video.



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SID was successfully launched on 4th July 2014 at our office in Pallion in Sunderland. The occasion marked the opening of the project which aims to break down barriers of social exclusion the people of Sunderland face as a result of their dyslexia. It was a chance to get to know what services are already available to support the people of Sunderland and how SID could help them provide a dyslexia friendly service. We were delighted that Julie Elliot MP officially opened the project with members of the community and local organisations in attendance.

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