What is a Sight Loss Council?

Sight Loss Councils are made up of volunteers who are blind and partially sighted. Sight Loss Councils aim to tackle the issues that affect people living with visual impairments, and they work with public, private, and voluntary organisations to improve the accessibility of their services. Sight Loss Council have been established across the UK by Thomas Pocklington Trust, London Vision’s core funder. Insights gained in the London Sight Loss Council will inform the work and policies of the local Sight Loss Councils and debate taking place at a national level.

To learn more about the Sight Loss Councils, please visit the
Sight Loss Councils website

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London Sight Loss Council

London Sight Loss Council, led by blind and partially sighted volunteers, advocates the needs of blind and partially sighted people and influences positive change in the capital.

SLCs are currently operating in Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Black Country, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyne & Wear and York. Each SLC is made up of around 10-12 blind and partially sighted members who meet monthly to discuss accessibility issues and plan projects in their regions under the three priority themes of Employment and Skills; Health and Wellbeing and Inclusive Communities. Accessibility is a thread that runs through the entire work of Sight Loss Councils. Over the next year Thomas Pocklington Trust will be extending its SLCs across the country.

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London Sight Loss Council members

Meet the London Sight Loss Council’s members – drawn from the capitals 32 boroughs, they all have lived experience of sight loss and a desire to effect change!

Sight Loss Councils online meeting