Merseyside Sight Loss Council event with Metro Mayor

Wednesday 27 July 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton Hotel, Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One, L1 8LW

Merseyside Sight Loss Council invites blind and partially sighted people to meet Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram in Liverpool City Centre on 27 July at its ‘knowing me, knowing you’ event.

This event is now full.  If you would like to add your name to our waiting list in case others are no longer able to attend – please email Kelly Barton –


About the event

Blind and partially sighted people from the six boroughs in the Liverpool city region will have the chance to learn about the Mayor’s work and ask questions on the big issues that affect visually impaired people – including employment, and transport, health & wellbeing and accessibility.

Norma Williams, Merseyside Sight Loss Council member, said:

“We have called this event ‘knowing me knowing you’ because we think this is a great opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to get to know more about the work that the Metro Mayor does, but we also want him to have a greater understanding of what our lives are like – what works well for visually impaired people, but also some of the challenges and barriers we face.

“We are really keen for as many people as possible to attend and are hoping we can get representation from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, Halton and St Helen’s.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 -12:30 at the Hilton Hotel, Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One.

Other guest speakers on the day will include Merseyrail, Merseytravel and Lifestyles Leisure Club representatives.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:

“I want to build a city region where everyone is given the support they need to reach to their full potential. I’m looking forward to hearing about the experiences and views of some of our blind and partially sighted residents on how we can improve the way our region works for them to ensure that we’re building a more inclusive, supportive Liverpool City Region where no one is left behind.”

Kelly Barton, engagement manager for the North West added:

“We are really excited to be hosting this event in Liverpool city centre and are looking forward to welcoming everyone. Not only will blind and partially sighted people be able to hear from our panel of guest speakers, but it will also be a great chance for people to have their say on what matters to them – and there’ll be some time to socialise and network, as well as enjoying lunch in the Hilton Hotel.

“Attending the event is also a great chance to find out more about the work of the Merseyside Sight Loss Council and the ways in which people can get involved, to help make positive change in their local area.”


To attend our in-person event

This event is now full.  If you would like to add your name to our waiting list in case others are no longer able to attend – please email Kelly Barton –


When filling in our short registration form, you will be asked if you would like to submit a question in advance. A selection of these questions will be used at the event.

If you have any questions or would like to register over the phone, you can get in touch with Kelly Barton on 07508 958 938 or email

You will also be asked if you would like to join our mailing list.

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