A LEEK-BASED support organisation is backing a national awareness week.
National Inclusion Week is an annual week of workplace activities and events across the UK that highlight the importance and value of inclusion in the workplace.
It started on Monday and is running through until Friday, October 11. It is a unique opportunity to get connected to people who are passionate about inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Georgina Smith of Leek Dyslexia and literacy Support said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for employers to focus on all elements of inclusion.
“However, it’s also a time to raise awareness of dyslexia in the workplace."
The organisation, Inclusive Employers, is holding many events throughout the main cities and they can be found on their web page. However they also ask employers to follow and take part in their tweets to learn more.
http://www.nationalinclusion week.co.uk/about They also ask employers to find out how much you and your colleagues know about inclusion by doing the National Inclusion Week quiz.
Georgina has also devised a quiz for employers and employees about dyslexia awareness. If you would like to receive a copy then register at the web site www.dyslexiastaffs.
co.uk or email direct at g e o r g i n a h - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgina added: “It is not unusual for individuals to reach adulthood and not be diagnosed with dyslexia.
“If asked, most people would think dyslexia is just about reversing letters and having difficulty with literacy. In fact dyslexia can impact far wider than this and can often affect skills in the workplace, other than literacy related skills. For information call Georgina at Leek Dyslexia and Literacy Support 01538 398544.