Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted members. Each Sight Loss Council is made up of around 10-12 visually impaired members who meet monthly to discuss accessibility issues and plan projects in their regions that fall under our six priority themes of:

Education, Employment, Health, Technology, Transport and sport.

 

Where we work

Sight Loss Councils are currently working in:

Birmingham

Black Country

Bristol

Gloucestershire

Merseyside

Greater Manchester

With two new councils about to launch in Tyne and Wear and Bedfordshire.

Our aims

The aims of the Sight Loss Councils are:

  • To improve the accessibility of services across the public, private and voluntary sectors for blind people across our six priority areas.
  • For blind and partially sighted people to have a voice at a local, regional  and national level.

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  • to raise awareness with the general public of the issues blind and partially sighted people face.

 

How we will achieve our aims:

  • Setting-up an active and representative Sight Loss Council in every region.
  • Increasing the presence and involvement of blind and partially sighted people on decision-making boards and forums.
  • Raising awareness and understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Working with local services and businesses to improve their accessibility.