Welcome to the Bristol Sight Loss Council

The council is led by blind and partially sighted Bristolians, who are passionate about campaigning and advocating for the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Meet the members

Join us

We’re on the look out for new members.

If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteering for the Sight Loss Councils, read the Volunteer Role Description below and fill in our short expression of interest form. If you would like to apply to become a Sight Loss Council member, apply online.

Volunteer Role Description Sight Loss Council Member (DOCX, 60 KB)

Our work

We meet once a month to discuss any accessibility issues raised by the community and plan projects under our six themes of Education, Employment, Health, Technology, Transport and sport.

Highlights of our work are below:

GP’s visual awareness training

Before Lockdown, we delivered visual awareness training workshops with GP practise managers and front-line GP staff

First bus

We’ve worked closely with First bus on setting-up a visual impairment advisory group and helped to deliver a video with social distancing information for blind and partially sighted passengers.

Watch it here

Adult Social Care

We took part in a review of the rehabilitation service funded by the City Council for people with a visual impairment. We meet regularly with senior managers responsible for the sensory service team.

Adapting to Covid-19

Despite the lockdown, we’ve been working harder than ever to ensure blind and partially sighted people in our community receive the support they need.

We have:

  • Worked with supermarkets to increase the numbers of home delivery slots available to people with a visual impairment.
  • Produced leaflets for services on how to make social distancing measures accessible to people with a visual impairment.
  • Set-up an advisory group to provide Bristol Council with feedback on their new street re-designs
  • Advised organisations on alternative communication methods for those who don’t use digital platforms.

Stay in the know

If you want to stay up to date with news from the Sight Loss Councils, sign up to our mailing list.

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