National award winner with Meares-Irlen syndrome talks about his year since scooping the Overall Learner of the Year award

A medic who was crowned Overall Learner of the Year at the Inspire! Awards 2018, says adult learning has transformed his life and a year has gone on to work with body confident celeb, Katie Piper and has set-up his own training company.

John Spence, 48, from Pentwyn was bullied at school because he couldn’t read. Only in his late 30s after re-joining education was it discovered that he had severe dyslexia, ADHD, and Meares-Irlen syndrome, which leaves the brain struggling to process visual information and affects reading ability.

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