badg (Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group)

‘You empower them and allow them to move forward.’

badg (Birmingham Adult Dyslexia Group) is a registered charity that supports people with learning disabilities, but particularly focuses on helping those with dyslexia.

What is badg?

badg recognises that helping people to maintain good mental health and wellbeing is one of the most important ways to support them through any difficulties they might be experiencing, so the organisation runs a helpline, as well as support groups where people can meet to offload. The support groups provide a place for service users to share their experiences and support one another by discussing coping strategies and signposting to to other relevant services that can help in their day to day lives.

Over the years, the organisation has worked hard to resolve problems that their service users encountered. Originally, the organisation communicated to their members via mail but found that this wasn’t getting read, as this could often be an overwhelming task. They are now working to make media accessible for those who struggle to read and write by ensuring websites have screen readers, and producing video content that explains information and can be paused, rewound and replayed. The videos that they produce show services and support available to people with dyslexia, such as how to access bills that are sent in an audible format, rather than written.

bagd hopes that by using knowledge and experience to help people, they will be able to turn any negatives that they’re experiencing into positives.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

badg wants to expand upon the work that they already do in creating video content. They have found this to be extremely successful in providing dyslexic people with practical information but, at the moment, only have very basic editing software. The funding from LoveBrum would allow badg to purchase new, and more professional, editing software and help the organisation to provide more support.

Any additional funds would be able to go towards the running costs of the support groups.

Cost of project

£2,000

Where can people go to find out more about badg?

William Ford, Chairman

Tel: 0798 605 4301

Email: badg@badg.org

You can find out more about badg via their website. You can also follow badg on Facebook.

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