For those with Dyslexia every day presents challenges. As an employer, we are committed to supporting our dyslexic staff to meet these challenges so they can contribute fully to the success of our business.
So, to mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, we are committing ourselves to meet the standard required to be awarded the 'Dyslexia Smart Awards' from the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). To do this Homes for Lambeth will over the coming weeks set out how it will meet this criterion through staff training, accessible information, hosting team briefings, and registering as an organisational member of the BDA.
Speaking as Homes for Lambeth committed itself to this goal, Paul Simpson, Interim Director of Operations and someone who is Dyslexic, said:
"Dyslexia is something which I carry with me every day and into every situation. This includes the workplace, and that can make you feel pretty uncomfortable sometimes as it throws up a whole set of questions like; do you tell your colleagues? How are they going to react when you are editing a document together and you can't spell everyday words?
"Working for a company like Homes for Lambeth which is supportive makes all the difference to me and others, and I am pleased to see Homes for Lambeth is committing itself to meet the standards required to be awarded the Dyslexia Smart Award.
"One of Homes for Lambeth's goals is to build thriving communities and better futures for the people of Lambeth, and I am looking forward to ensuring that we meet the standard required for the Dyslexia Smart Award for our own employees, but also for those who we are offering internships, work placements and apprenticeships."
You can find out more about the Dyslexia Smart Awards by clicking here.