Listening Month event: ‘Enable us to enable you’

Thursday 24 November 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York YO1 7AL

York and West Yorkshire Sight Loss Councils invite you to their Listening Month event, ‘Enable us to enable you’.

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This forms part of Listening Month 2022, a special month of activities and events across the country which aim to reach and listen to as many blind and partially sighted people as possible.

This event is for you to have your say on all issues that are important to you. Our findings will help inform our future work regionally in York and West Yorkshire and will be shared nationally too.

Learn more about Listening Month

Learn about the work of our Sight Loss Councils

At our event, members of York and West Yorkshire Sight Loss Councils (SLC) will share details of recent projects in the area. This includes their ongoing work on Reverse the Ban, Meet the Bus, with bus operator, First York, and a simulation spectacle walk with councillors in Hebden Bridge featured on national TV.

Iain Mitchell, Senior Engagement Manager for Yorkshire, and Humberside, said:

“This Listening Month, not only do we want to share the impact of the many projects we have been involved in locally, but we want to learn directly from blind and partially sighted residents. We want to know what matters to them, what challenges they face, and what we can do to help make a change.

“The event will provide the opportunity to have your say on the activity and campaigns you would like your Sight Loss Council to focus on over the next year.”

Tom Jones, Campaigns Officer, for Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) will also be joining our event to share the work of TPT’s national campaigns.  He said:

“I am really looking forward to joining York and West Yorkshire Sight Loss Councils VI Forum later this month. It is so important for us to listen to you, and represent you, on the issues that impact you the most. This ultimately shapes the wider work we do and informs our national campaigns.”


Event details

  • Date and time: 24 November 2022
  • Venue: Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York YO1 7AL
  • This event is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • If you are bringing a guide or companion with you, they will need to book a separate place on the event to attend. This is to enable us to manage numbers for the size of the venue
  • There is no parking onsite. However, there is a level access drop-off point.
  • Please note, this event will inform our future work, and the work of our partners. However, we will be unable to address individual issues.


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About Sight Loss Councils

This event is a York & West Yorkshire Sight Loss Councils event. Attending the event is a great way to find out more about the work of the Sight Loss Councils and the ways in which people can get involved.

Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted members. Together, they tackle local issues and work with businesses and service providers to improve the accessibility of their services.

We are also recruiting new volunteers. Come join us.

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