Listening Month: What matters to you?
Tuesday 28 February 11:00am - 1:30pm
Millichip Suite, The Hawthorns, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LF
Join West Midlands Sight Loss Councils on 28 February at their ‘Listening Month: What matters to you?’ event.
We are pleased to announce a new date for our postponed Listening Month event: ‘What Matters to you’.
We want to create an open dialogue around the current challenges you may be facing in your community. We hope to gain constructive feedback that can inform work in current services, national campaigns, and our own ongoing projects within Sight Loss Councils.
Feedback from the event will also be put into a report that we will share with other organisations, government, and partners, to help inform their future work too.
We have some great guests joining us, from a range of local service providers. All are attending to listen to your voices and want to know, ‘what matters to you?’.
We will be joined by Annette Darby, Team Manager, from Adult Social Care, Mark Fosbrook, Health Inequalities Disabilities Manager, from West Midlands Combined Authority, James Lowe, Patient Experience Facilitator for NHS Mental Health Services, Hannah Ackom-Mensah, Underserved Populations Community Dev Worker, for NHS Mental Health Services and representatives from Birmingham Events Committee.
After lunch, there is an optional tour of the stadium, running from 1.30-2.30pm. You will be asked if you would like to join this at the time of booking.
Image shows SLC member, Emma, holding a microphone during an event
Louise Connop, Senior Engagement Manger said:
“These events are important to our team and the wider sight loss community. They offer a great opportunity for individuals with lived experience of sight loss to come together to have meaningful discussions. They enable us to work collaboratively with different stakeholders across the region, increasing accessibility and inclusivity within our communities.
“This time we are doing things a little differently. Instead of having keynote speakers, there will be keynote listeners instead. Attending to hear the thoughts, experiences, and solutions from our delegates. This will shape our work to produce innovative ideas that we may not have already considered”
Mo Azeem, Black Country Sight Loss Council member, added he hopes the event will:
“Help to shape communities by making a positive change.”
Carl Galloway, Black Country Sight Loss Council member, also added:
“Positive communication = positive impact and improves lives.”
- Date and time: Tuesday 28 February 2023, from 11am – 1.30pm
- Option stadium tour from 1.30 – 2.30pm
- Venue: Millichip Suite, The Hawthorns, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LF
- This event is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
- We have recruited sighted guides that will be available on site to support and orient people round the venue.
- If you are bringing a guide or companion with you, they will need to book a separate place, under their name, to attend. This is to enable us to manage numbers for the size of the venue.
- Free disabled parking on the car park.
- Closing date: 14 February 2023, 5pm
This free event is for blind and partially sighted people living in the West Midlands. Attending the event is a great way to find out more about the work of West Midlands Sight Loss Council and ways in which people can get involved.
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About Sight Loss Councils
This event is a West Midlands Sight Loss Councils event. Attending the event is a great way to find out more about the work of the Sight Loss Council 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.
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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.