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:


Black Country




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.