Thank you for visiting the Essex Sight Loss Council page.

Essex Sight Loss Council officially launched in September 2021.  We meet once a month to discuss our work on projects across our three key priority areas of Employment and Skills, Health and Well-being and Inclusive Communities.

Meet the members 


Headshoto f Samantha Leftwich, Engagement Manager for Bedfordshire SLC. She is sitting outside, looking at he camera, smiling. She has long dark hair and is wearing a black top. “We are really excited to continue our work at Essex Sight Loss Council. We will be working and engaging with local sight loss organisations, goods, and service providers, to raise awareness of the daily challenges blind and partially sighted people face in the County.

“We are actively seeking new members to join our team. If you are blind or partially sighted and live in Essex, want to help advocate for positive change and be a representative voice for blind and partially sighted people in your local area then this role could be for you. To find out more information about this exciting opportunity, get in touch or apply online.”

Samantha Leftwich, Engagement Manager for East England

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.

Join us

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.

This is your chance to develop your skills and influence positive change.

Hear from our volunteers about why you should join us

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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