About Sight Loss Councils
On this page you can find out about Sight Loss Councils, our mission, vision and what we do to advocate for blind and partially sighted people.
“Blind people are the only ones who can truly express our needs and aspirations to those who matter”
Anela, Sight Loss Council member
Who we are
Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted members and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. We advocate the needs of visually impaired people in our communities and work to improve access to goods and services at a local and national level.
A society in which blind and partially sighted people have access to goods and services at the same level as everybody else.
To empower blind and partially sighted people to drive real change in their local community.
What we believe
The voice of blind people is powerful. What you have to say really matters.
We passionately believe that by working together we can effectively drive real change in our local communities. We also believe that as blind people, we are the only ones who can truly explain what we need to live full and independent lives to decision-makers and service providers.
Why do we exist?
There are more than two million blind and partially sighted people in the UK and there is still limited public awareness of the challenges we face.
Many blind people we speak to feel that they are under-represented and have no strong, unified voice when decisions are being made – especially in the design and implementation of goods and services. We are here to change this.