Thanks for visiting the East Sussex Sight Loss Council page.
East Sussex Sight Loss Council officially launched in May 2022. We have ten active members with the aim of growing the council to twelve members over the coming months. Our first projects have encompassed Sight Loss Council’s priorities of Employment and Skills, Health and Well-being and Inclusive Communities. Our work will also feed into national campaigns such as our #MakeHealthAccessible campaign.
We meet on the first Tuesday of the month in Brighton. These meetings allow us to get together to discuss our current work, identify future work and opportunities, and have a social catch up too!
Why should I volunteer?
If you want to make a real difference in your local area on the issues that affect blind and partially sighted people, joining our Sight loss Council could be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
You will work with policy makers and local service providers to improve access for blind and partially sighted people in your local community. It is also a great opportunity to come together with other blind and partially sighted people in your area.
“Sight loss councils are a great way to highlight and solve particular issues facing BPS people in their communities.
“Becoming a SLC member is a great way of giving something back to the blind and partially sighted community and to meet new friends.”
Paul, East Sussex Sight Loss Council member
This is your chance to develop your skills and influence positive change.
Training and development
It’s really important to us that you get as much as possible out of volunteering. You’ll receive relevant training and the opportunity to learn and/or enhance your skills. Whether you’re interested in public speaking or honing your social media skills, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
Stay in the know
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